A ‘happy-go-lucky’ mum from Bolton tragically died at the age of just 43.

Eve Byrom, of Darwen Road, Bromley Cross, died on March 6 this year at Royal Bolton Hospital.

Ms Byrom, who most recently worked as a patient administrator at The Beaumont Hospital, was single and a mother-of-one.

Speaking after the inquest, her father, Trevor Byrom, said: "She was a really happy-go-lucky, smashing, bubbly girl.

"It was a total shock and whatever was happening must have been serious in her head. There was no indication.

"But she has died and we have celebrated her life. She will be missed by a lot of people.” 

Born in Bolton, Ms Byrom was brought up in Farnworth and then Hunger Hill, and attended Deane School.

She worked in various roles, including as a travel agent, at an insurance company, in retail and in healthcare.

A statement from her father said: “Eve brought her daughter up as a single parent with very little contact with her father and did an excellent job as a mother."

On the morning of March 6 this year, Ms Byrom texted two of her close friends.

She messaged Helen Carter saying: “I have not gone in, I got near and then turned around and came home. I can’t do this anymore.”

She also texted her friend Deborah Nolan at around 10.45am, saying: “I can’t do this anymore, I’m sorry.”

Upon reading the text, Ms Nolan spoke to Ms Byrom on the phone.

Ms Nolan told the inquest : “I did speak to her, she sounded drowsy. I said what have you done.”

She then drove to Ms Byrom’s house and found her unconscious in her bedroom, and rang an ambulance. There were empty packets of medication near to her. 

Paramedics then attempted resuscitation at her house before taking her to Royal Bolton Hospital, where attempted resuscitation continued before she was declared dead.

Toxicologist Dr Simon Elliott found evidence of multiple prescription drugs in Ms Byrom's body.

Pathologist Dr Ravindra Sawant gave Ms Byrom’s cause of death as an overdose.

Concluding, Coroner Professor Dr Alan P Walsh said: “Eve was 43 years of age at her time of death. She had suffered with depression over a long period of time and it seems to have reached a peak when going through divorce proceedings and then when she was unhappy at work."

Coroner Walsh gave a narrative conclusion: “Eve Jennifer Byrom died as a consequence of self-administration of an overdose of prescribed medication.

"I accept there was no third-party involvement and I accept it was self-administered. But her intentions at the time remain unclear.”