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‘We’ll meet again’ says dad in emotional tribute to University of Lincoln student Alfie Head who died

A heartbroken father has paid tribute to his son, who died while studying at university. Alfie Head, who had been studying at the University of Lincoln, died on Tuesday, November 14.

The exact circumstances of what led to the death of Aflie, who is understood to have been an 18-year-old first-year student, remain unclear. In a touching Facebook post, dad Mark Head confirmed that the young man had died.

He wrote at 9.11pm on Tuesday: “It is with a heavy heart that Clair [Head] and I have to say Alfie passed away peacefully today. He was the happiest we’ve ever seen him at Lincoln University and was having the time of his life.

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“Getting a phone call at 1.30am saying your son was critically ill in the ICU [intensive care unit] is the hardest thing a parent will ever receive. He fought bravely but the odds were stacked against him. Sleep well son and we will meet again.”

Hundreds of friends paid tribute to the ‘amazing person’ on social media. Just shy of 300 comments were left on Mr Head’s public post, with many offering their ‘deepest condolences’.

One mourner wrote: “I’m so sorry for your loss. Alfie was a great friend and one of the nicest people I knew. He will be missed.”

Another said: “We are devastated to be reading this. Deepest sympathies to you and the boys on the loss of sweet Alfie.”

A statement from the University of Lincoln read: “The University and Lincoln Students’ Union are deeply saddened to hear that Alfie has passed away. The sincere condolences of the University of Lincoln community go to all of his family and friends. The University and Lincoln Students’ Union are supporting anybody affected by the news at this incredibly sad time.”

Lincolnshire Live has contacted Lincolnshire Police for comment.

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