'He will stay forever young' - your tributes to tragic Taylor Bowe
Dozens of readers have paid tribute to a much-loved teenager who died suddenly at his home.
Taylor Bowe's family remembered their "wonderful and beautiful" son and brother, who passed away on Monday afternoon.
Emergency services were called to the family home in Dunscar, Houghton. Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
Mum Bronia, 49, dad Thomas, 51, and sister Alex, 27, have shared their memories of the youngster, who had ambitions of becoming a chef and was looking forward to proposing to his girlfriend, and becoming godfather to his niece, who will turn one in April.
Now, many of you have shared your own memories of the teenagers, and posted well-wishes to his family.
Here are some of your tributes to Taylor from our Facebook page.
Kirsty Andrews: "I never knew this young man but what my daughter had told me about him he sounds like one amazing son RIP Taylor."
Jan Maddison: "Heartbreaking my thoughts go out to his family and friends."
Gemma Errington: "How awful. Poor bairn had his whole life ahead. Thoughts with his family and friends. What a terrible shock it must have been."
Jacqui Robinson: "So sad, fly high with the angels - thinking of family at this sad time."
Sharon Harkness: "This is totally heartbreaking, thoughts and prayers to all of his family, RIP Taylor."
Maureen Brown-Canavan: "So sad thinking of his heart broken family."
Linda Willis: "Fly high Taylor god bless thoughts & prayers to the family, so young."
Jane Swinhoe: "This so sad. Life is so unfair sometimes. Thoughts are with his family and friends."
Margaret Ramshaw: "So so sad he will stay forever young, condolences to his family."
Yvonne Turnbull: "Awful my love and prayers go out to his family at this sad time."
Patricia McKitterick: "So, sorry for your loss. He sounded so promising."
Michelle Hopps: "Awful gone too soon RIP Taylor."
Claire Bellamy Riseborough: "Thinking of you all Bronia Bowe, fly high Taylor."
Balbinder Kaur: "So tragic for you all. So sorry for your loss. RIP Taylor."
Audrey Brand: "How sad. God bless, RIP. Sorry for your loss."
Terry N Kirsty Black: "Deepest sympathy to the family and his many friends."