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Tributes flood in for transgender Army veteran who tragically died after suffering heart attack

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A transgender Army veteran tragically died in her friend's arms after suffering a heart attack in the street. Lesleigh Taylor, 65, was well-known within her local community.

Lesleigh, from Stockton, County Durham, and who transitioned to a woman in 2016, fell ill after having lunch in town last month, Teesside Live writes.Her devastated friend Steph Bowes saw Lesleigh just minutes before she sadly lost her life on February 28.Steph, 32, said: "She was having a lunch date with her friend in the town."She had a nice lunch, I saw her in the cafe and she seemed fine.

She came to see me in my shop."Five minutes later she had a heart attack in the Hambletonian Yard. She died in her friend's arms."Her friend walked into my shop on her own and I just knew."It was so unexpected.

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