YouTube star and television presenter, Emily Hartridge has tragically passed away. Hartridge was riding her electric scooter in Battersea where she collided with a lorry. This is the first the first fatal e-scooter collision in Britain.
The 35-year-old gained a massive following on social media, mainly on her YouTube channel with her comedic outlook on life. Hartridge then took on a role as a TV presenter, interviewing some of the biggest names in the film industry such as Russell Brand and Hugh Jackman.
Her death was officially announced on her Instagram profile
Many took to Twitter to voice their shock and sadness at the news
We’re deeply saddened to learn about the tragic loss of a truly talented British creator, Emily Hartridge. Our thoughts and condolences go out to all of her loved ones and fans.
— YouTube Creators (@YTCreators) July 13, 2019
Devasted to hear about the tragic death of @emilyhartridge. I had the pleasure of working with Emily multiple times over the years. Emily was constantly spreading positivity. Apparently she was struck by a lorry whilst driving an e-scooter. Horrible news 😪
Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/3tsqwbZbV6
— Spencer FC (@SpencerOwen) July 13, 2019
I’ve just heard the utterly deversating news about @emilyhartridge having worked with her a number of times over the years I find it almost impossible to believe that she is gone. Sending all the supportive vibes to Em’s family and friends. Devastating 💔
— Jolyon Rubinstein (@JolyonRubs) July 13, 2019
Days before her passing on Friday, Hartridge posted an adorable picture with her niece, saying “who knows, one day hopefully I’ll have my own”
Yesterday I hung out with my gorgeous nephew Arlo and niece Winter 🥰 We hugged, we laughed, we played, Arlo called me a fat pig 🐷
It was a much needed distraction from the hormonal/tired/bloated/emotional state I am currently in 😟
Who knows, one day hopefully I’ll have my own pic.twitter.com/PiBz8U8W43
— Emily Hartridge (@emilyhartridge) July 10, 2019
Our thoughts are with Emily’s family and her boyfriend Jake at this time.