Seven Kings man plummets 30ft to his death from hotel balcony
PUBLISHED: 08:00 10 September 2010
THE GRIEVING mother of a man who plunged to his death while holidaying has hit out at claims he was playing a deadly drinking game.
Kevin Louis, 26, from, Seven Kings, plummeted 30ft from the fifth floor of the five star Port Adriano hotel in Majorca after a night out with friends.
The accident happened at around 6am and he is thought to have been killed instantly.
Family in Seven Kings were alerted by a phone call from his friends on Sunday morning with the sad news.
Distraught mother Maggie has slammed national newspapers, saying widely-publicised reports on his death amount to a catalogue of lies.
“His friends, who were with him when the accident happened, have told me the stories about him counting how long he could hold on for were complete lies.
“Why have they done this?” said teary-eyed Mrs Louis. “His character has been twisted – what we read in the papers isn’t the Kevin we know and love.”
The body of the former pupil of Canon Palmer Catholic High, Seven Kings is expected to be flown back later this week and results from a post-mortem are expected today (Thursday).
Father Patrick said: “We just want our memories of our sensible young man to be the truth. He was a bright and happy young man who loved life. He would never put himself at risk like that.”
The 26-year-old, who regularly attended St Cedd’s Catholic Church in High Road, Seven Kings, was taking a holiday from his contract job at an estate agent.
His sister Patricia said her brother was one of a kind, and would be missed by the many friends he had made around Ilford.
“I know it sounds cliched but it’s true, the best people really do go first.”
Mr Louis had planned to return to the UK next weekend. His friends have vowed to stay with his body until it is flown back this week.