Emily Hartridge's sister says YouTuber's electric scooter crash death aged 35 left 'Emily-shaped hole' in family
EMILY Hartridge's sister has revealed her death has left a "hole" in the family.
The TV presenter, 35, was killed on her electric scooter in a collision on July 12 in South London.
Charlotte, who was on a flight when heard the sad news, said Emily's death has left her family in shock as they still haven't had the funeral.
Speaking on ITV's Lorraine this morning, she said: "It's still very raw…we haven't even had the funeral yet.
"Life has thrown us a real curve ball. We're still in shock, slowly processing it.
"There's an Emily-shaped hole.
"We were really close, all our happiest times were hanging out as sisters."
Emily, who had fronted Channel 4 programme 'S***, I'm 30' and a host of online shows, became the first person in the UK to be killed while riding an e-scooter.
'IT'S STILL RAW'
She had also built up a huge social media following with more than 340,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel.
Emily had previously told The Sun about her plans to freeze her eggs.
Her boyfriend Jake Hazell said she was on her to a fertility clinic the day she died.
Jake, 27, told presenter Christine Lampard: "[It was weird not to hear from her as] She's always on her phone with her work and social media, she was on her way to the fertility clinic because she was freezing her eggs.
"The appointment was at 9am and I didn't hear anything.. when I got back to the flat that's how I found out."
Jake, who gave Emily the e-scooter as a birthday present in May and shared the moment on YouTube, also revealed he was meant to move in with her on the day she died.
He added: "It was so weird I was meant to move in the day of her death, but for some reason I moved in four days ago, which I'll cherish forever.
"You have good days, bad days, trying to figure it out and navigate it out."
Emily was hailed for candidly speaking about her mental health, and her sister and boyfriend said they are determined to continue her work.
Charlotte vowed: "Emily's legacy will live on.
We're going to set up a charity that involves mental health meet-ups, reduce the stigma, work with mental health professionals to maybe go into schools, talk to young people, to get them talking from a very early age.
"It's just really to carry on Emily's message of talking."
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