Bristol ‘Force of nature’ DJ Ellen Percival dies after music event in Pontins

A Bristol DJ who died after being taken to Pontins Hospital in Southport was a ‘force of nature’.

Ellen Percival was found unconscious on May 6 after attending the first night of the Bangface Weekender Festival in Southport Pontins. The 33-year-old DJ was rushed to Southport General Hospital after their partner awoke to find them unconscious.

Ellen, also known as DJ Mooncup, was pronounced dead a short time later at 8.30am and Merseyside Police said they did not consider her death suspicious. A case will be forwarded to the coroner due to Ellen’s sudden and unexpected death, reports The Liverpool Echo.

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A Merseyside Police spokesperson said: “We can confirm that officers were made aware of an incident this morning at Pontins Southport Holiday Park. It has been reported that a person in their 30s was found unconscious in a room in the complex.

“Emergency services responded and the person was taken to hospital where he sadly passed away. The person’s next of kin have been notified and the death does not appear suspicious. Our investigations are continuing into the incident and a case will be forwarded to the coroner.”

A spokesperson for Britannia Hotels, owner of Pontins, told ECHO: ‘May we take this opportunity to send our deepest condolences to the family at this most difficult time.

Ellen’s father, Martin Percival, posted an update on Facebook a week after his daughter’s death. He said: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to let everyone know that my daughter, Ellen Percival, passed away on Friday, May 6th.

“This is, of course, just about the worst possible news a parent could have to share. Ellen was with a group of friends and their partner Oli Gray, at the Bangface Weekender Festival in Southport Pontins.

“They had a great evening on Thursday and were looking forward to the rest of the festival. The next morning, Ellen just didn’t wake up. After realizing something was wrong, Oli tried to revive them.

“He then called 999. Paramedics arrived quickly and they did their best. They then took Ellen by ambulance to Southport General Hospital, where sadly Ellen was pronounced dead at 8.30am on Friday morning.”

Martin said his daughter, who he described as “a force of nature”, had just bought a house with their partner and was talking about the possibility of starting a family.

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