Cameron Milton, an 18-year-old from Edgworth, tragically passed away in his sleep last week.
Milton was a student at Bolton School, where the teenager was studying for his A-levels and played for the rugby team.
Nic Ford, head of the boys’ division, led tributes to Milton.
“The whole of the Bolton School community is shocked and saddened by the news of Cameron’s death,” he said.
“Cameron was a popular young man who fully participated in all areas of school life. He was a keen sportsman with a special love of rugby in which he represented the school and Bolton Rugby Club where he was known for his speed and power, earning the nickname of the “Exocet”. Cameron will be deeply missed.”
Tributes paid to Bolton School student Cameron Milton | The Bolton News
Sincere condolences to Cameron’s family and friends 💜 https://t.co/RbBf2KUVkb
— @NHS100K 💜 (@NHS100K) March 31, 2022
It is with deep sadness that I have had to announce the death of one our exceptionally talented & popular boys, Cameron Milton. Cameron was a fantastic rugby player and was well liked by all students and staff. Our thoughts and prayers are with his familyhttps://t.co/kSpkoKf9Fz
— Nic Ford FCCT (@nfordteacher) March 30, 2022
Moving tributes took place this weekend to remember the life of Cameron Milton one of our Colts who sadly passed away last week
Guests at our Sportsmans Dinner along with our senior & junior teams & Bolton Mets all took part in 1 min applause to celebrate Cameron's life#bolton pic.twitter.com/vuRQcWCcVV
— Bolton Rugby Club (@BoltonRUFC) April 3, 2022
The Bolton News reported:
In tribute to Cameron there was a poignant pre-match minute’s silence during this afternoon’s school rugby match.
The school is supporting his friends following Cameron’s death.
Cameron was planning on studying Sports Management or Sports Coaching after completing his A-levels.
Bolton Rugby Club paid its tribute to its team member.
In a statement, a spokesman said: “It is with great sorrow that we share with you the sad news that one of our Juniors, Cameron Milton, sadly passed away.
“Our deepest sympathies go to his parents Marcus and Jo and his siblings.
“Cameron was a genuinely good, kind, intelligent and thoughtful young man who was never without a smile and always gave 100pc to the game and the team.
“He played for Bolton for a number of seasons and was a gifted rugby player.”
Cameron’s devastated parents paid their own personal tribute on social media to their son.
His father Marcus posted: “Live every moment until your last.
“It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my youngest son Cameron.
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