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'I honestly thought he was invincible': Mum's heartache after son, 23, dies suddenly in his flat

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Sign up to the free MyBury newsletter to get the best stories direct to your inbox A heartbroken mother has said she thought her son was 'invincible' before he died suddenly at the age of 23.

Jonathan Roberts died of condition called Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), the Liverpool Echo reports. He had lived with epilepsy for almost 10 years but his mum Sharon Smithies, who lives in Bury, said he had always recovered from seizures well in the past. READ MORE: Man accused of killing 11-year-old schoolgirl appears in court Sadly though, in the past 18 months, his condition worsened and this month, Jonathan died suddenly in his flat in Liverpool where he lived with friends.

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