'Unique soul' and 'top raver' mum died suddenly in Newquay

Mum of two Corrina de Bruler, 42, passed away last month
-Credit: (Image: GoFundMe)


Tributes have been pouring in to honour a "warm", "kind" and "unique soul" Cornish mum who passed away suddenly last month. Corrina Sophia Eugenie de Bruler, 42, died suddenly at a property in Newquay.

Dozens have paid tribute to the mum-of-two who is described as "one in a million" and "someone who would always be there" for others. The NHS worker was also remembered as a "great friend" and "top raver" who loved to party and enjoyed the music scene.

Her loved ones have united with an outpouring of moving messages to honour her life. They say Corrina only recently moved to Newquay in order to have a better life for herself and her children, who are now left with no parents. Corrina's former partner, a legendary local DJ, who she shares a daughter with, passed away from cancer in 2022.

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An inquest has now been opened in Truro by the coroner for Cornwall and adjourned. A full hearing to determine the exact cause of death will take place at a later date.

Friends Sarah Morrell and Ross Strong have set up a fundraising page to raise money for Corrina's family following her death. He wrote: "This is a fundraiser to help out the family and children of one of the most amazing people that any of us ever had the chance to know.

"Our lovely Cornish pixie: The one and only Corrina de Bruler. Corrina sadly passed away last Thursday and this GoFundMe page is being set up by myself and Sarah Morrell, who were very close with her."

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It continues: "I'm devastated that we've lost such an amazing, beautiful and unique soul, and this page is being set up with the intent of raising money for funeral costs and for the children who she leaves behind, who are now sadly left with no parents but are being cared for and looked after by family members.

"Corrina had recently moved to Newquay with the intention of setting up a new life with her children. This was the last sentiment in her heart, and it is our intention to help them navigate the next stage of their young lives."

Ross further describes her as "the one and only", saying: "I’m sure I’m not the only one in denial about it, and feeling like there’s no way that this could actually be happening… but the sad truth is that’s she’s gone. So many of us were close with her. Those who did know her on a more personal level will understand what a lovely, genuine & beautiful soul we have lost."

Sarah said: "Still cannot believe my beautiful bestie has gone forever. Please if you knew Corrina de Bruler well or just seeing her being her wild crazy self at raves it would be amazing if you could donate and help raise money for her funeral costs and to support her children...

"The world has lost an incredible unique soul and it is now our job to continue her legacy and make sure she is remembered in every way possible We had an incredible five-year friendship and I am absolutely crushed but am now gonna do all I can to make sure Corrina is never ever forgotten. RIP our Cornish Pixie."

Devon and Cornwall Police previously confirmed that emergency services were called to a property in St Columb Minor on May 22 where a woman was reported to have suffered a cardiac arrest. She was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene.

Her next of kin were informed and two men in their 40s were arrested in connection with the incident. Tributes have been pouring in for Corrina ever since.

The Bounce Factory, a nightlife venue in Birmingham, described her as one of its "top ravers" and said: "We are shocked and devastated to hear of the passing of Corrina de Bruler, another one taken too soon! Our condolences go out to her family and friends at this sad time, we will miss you Corrina xx"

Kelly Ward said: "I cannot even say in words how shocked I am about hearing the sad news of Corrina de Bruler passing away. She was such a beautiful lady, we had so many lovely times and chats together, she was definitely very loved. I hope you are at peace beautiful and I hope you are happy. Much love to all her family and close friends. Until we meet again sweetheart, RIP."

Nicola Keel wrote: "My dear water baby friend. What can I say, so upset about this recent news. We found each other when we both was going through difficult time with PTSD. We helped each other through and always there for each other.

"We listened and understood each other's pain. I only said not long ago when are you coming to visit. You were such a great friend I love you with all my heart. I know you're going to be ok as you will be with my friend Michelle. She will guide you and look after you."

Trix Soanes described Corinna as having had "a warm, positive energy that lit up any room". She said: " I couldn't find any words to say. I write this with tears running down my face. Many fun memories had over the years, and someone who would always be there for a chat."

Others described her as "one in a million" and "such a loving, caring and crazy girl". One added that she was "always happy and smiling" and was known for rising above her struggles, no matter how challenging, saying others might have "given up".

Corrina's brother, Morgan de Bruler, said: "My sister was a wonderful, bright, intelligent girl who was trapped in a world of pain and could not find a way out. If I could die for just ten minutes I wouldn't let go of you Corrina and I'd let you know that you WERE loved and ask you to rest peacefully now, and tell you nothing bad will ever happen to you again.

"I will forever remember her as the kind, beautiful, spirited person that she did not recognise." He then asked friends to refrain from any speculation and thanked them for their respect and goodwill gestures.

So far £1,715 has been raised for Corrina's family. You can view the fundraising page, here.