The 26-year-old Briton was working at a college in Wuhan, China, where he was teaching English to teenagers when he caught the novel coronavirus in November 2019.
After ignoring the first symptoms, thinking it was the flu, Connor was hospitalized with a severe form of the illness. The young Welshman was finally cured of covid-19 although, as his mother explains to the Sun, he had never quite overcome the after-effects of the disease.
Strict Chinese confinement had not been easy for him either: “In the past six months, he has endured a lot of hardship in China with 20 weeks of lockdown under strict conditions,” says Hayley, his mother. Connor was finally able to return to the UK where he began university studies to learn Mandarin.
Found dead in his room at the University
His mother unfortunately announced a sad news this Sunday on Facebook. Connor was found dead in his room at Bangor University in Wales after a “tragic accident”, without however mentioning the cause of death. “Death is not considered suspicious,” police informed.
Her mom won’t be able to attend the funeral
The mum, who lives in Australia, is devastated that she will not be able to travel to the UK to attend her son’s funeral due to the lockdown.
“We are heartbroken that his adventures ended at Bangor University where he was studying for a Chinese language degree in what looks like a tragic accident. We will never know where his ambition and his drive would have led him, ”she wrote on Facebook. “He will be sadly missed by his brothers, family and friends. He had such a wonderful smile, enthusiasm and love for life. Rest in peace our darling ”.