Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Jordan O’Keefe has said he will dedicate his semi-final performance on Saturday night to his school friend Kerry Crocker, 19, who died in the early hours of yesterday morning.
The pair went to school together at Oakgrove Integrated College, and Jordan said he “couldn’t believe it” when he heard that she had passed away.
Kerry, who was studying to be a Dental Nurse at the NWRC in Strabane, died during a surgical procedure at the Royal Victoria Hospital.
“She was such a lovely girl, so nice and great craic. I will be singing in the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday and will be dedicating the song in her memory,” Jordan told the ‘Journal’.
Tributes were paid to the student, from Whitehouse Park, yesterday. A spokesperson for the NWRC said: “Kerry was a respected, popular and hard-working student, much revered by her peers and course lecturers, and will be sadly missed by everyone associated with the College.
“The College wishes to extend its sincere condolences to the Crocker family, and will offer its thoughts and prayers to Kerry’s wider family and friends throughout this period.”
Kerry is survived by her parents Wendy and Nick and her sisters, Nicola, Lisa and Amy.