The family of four-year-old Lexi Branson, who was mauled to death by a pet dog, today said "she will be our shining star in the sky and she we will never be forgotten".
In a statement, Ms Hudson and Lexi's grandmother Kerry Hudson said: "There's been a tragedy in the family. Lexi was a bubbly, bright little girl. She fought for her life from the moment she was born as she was born 3 months prematurely. She's been taken from us so tragically.
"She will be sadly missed, she will be our shining star in the sky and she we will never be forgotten."
The four-year-old died at Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre on Tuesday after being attacked at a flat in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire.