Pictured: The student who fell to her death from St Paul's Cathedral Whispering Gallery

A woman who died after falling from the Whispering Gallery at St Paul’s Cathedral was a ‘talented figure skater’ and ‘outstanding student’.

Lidia Dragescu, 23, died after falling 100 feet onto the cathedral floor on Wednesday.

The Romanian student, from Romford, Essex, was a Business undergraduate at London Metropolitan University, according to City of London Police.

Her family said: ‘Our daughter and sister was the most beautiful person in the world. Her heart was pure and kind, a soul from another world.


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‘She was an outstanding student and a talented figure skater. Beautiful, intelligent and kind.

‘She would always help me, not allowing me to do any difficult chores.

‘Her love for us was beyond measure, she was selfless and kind. Everything that she had she shared with us, always putting us first.

Lidia Dragescu, 23, fell from the Whispering Gallery at St Paul’s last week (Picture: SWNS)

‘We love her and will always love her. For Lidia, the world has been a bad place to live in.’

Her mother, Isabela Dragescu, 44, from Romford, Essex, had previously spoken about her daughter, saying she seemed normal the last time she saw her before she left their home on Wednesday.

‘She was the most beautiful human being; she was the best daughter and my best friend,’ she said.

‘Everyone loved her and whenever she entered a room all eyes were on her.’

Police say they are not treating Ms Dragescu’s death as suspicious.