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Woman who fell from gallery at St Paul's was 'talented figure skater'

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 Credit: PA

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.

Lidia Dragescu

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

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. We love her and will always love her.

For Lidia, the world has been a bad place to live in.

– Family statement