'She was so beautiful': Alex Gerrard reveals heartbreak over party death of close friend's teenage daughter
18:13 GMT, 12 June 2012
WAG Alex Gerrard has revealed her 'heartbreak' over the sudden death of her close friends' 15-year-old daughter in a suspected party drugs overdose.
Teenager Rose Farley, who was described as 'gorgeous and bubbly', collapsed at a party in Liverpool, with friends later claiming her drink was spiked with ecstasy.
She was rushed to Alder Hey Children's Hospital but died just hours later on June 2.
Today in her OK! magazine column, Alex
Gerrard, 29, wrote: 'It's been an incredibly sad week. Two very close
friends of Steven and I tragically lost their 15-year-old daughter Rose
Rose's father Mr Farley has occasionally worked as a bodyguard to Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard, pictured with his wife Alex who is good friends with Mr Farley's new wife, Kelly
'She was such a beautiful girl. Whenever I saw her, Rose was so happy, bubbly and was always surrounded by lots of friends.'
The couple know Rose's dad Chris Farley, a former nightclub owner, from when he worked as a bodyguard to Steven Gerrard, 32.
Mr Farley's second wife, Kelly, is also best friends with the footballer's wife, Alex, and the two couples socialise regularly.
Police are investigating Rose Farley's death after claims her drink was spiked at a party on June 1
In a touching tribute Alex added: 'She was so young and had whole life ahead of her.
'I'm still in shock over it all. Right
now, Steven and I, and all of our close friends, are just trying to be
there for them as much as we can.
'But I can't put into words just how horrible and heartbreaking this has been.'
Thousands have viewed a tribute page on Facebook to the popular teenager with many leaving tributes following her tragic death
Several messages were posted on social-networking sites with one user writing that he hoped the people responsible ‘get caught’.
Two teenage boys were arrested and bailed in connection with Rose's death.
A 16-year-old boy from Kirkdale,
Liverpool was arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs and a 17-year-old
from Everton was later arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and
supplying controlled drugs.
of Rose later hit out at the 'twisted minds' of the people or person
who they claimed had secretly put the deadly drug into her drink.
Shocking: Rose was taken to Alder Hey Children's Hospital after she fell ill, and died there hours later