Alison Lapper plans to fashion diamond ring from her son’s ashes to wear on her wedding day

Alison Lapper plans to fashion diamond ring from her son’s ashes to wear on her wedding day

Disabled artist Alison Lapper plans to fashion diamond ring from her son Parys’s ashes after boy’s tragic death aged just 19 – and will wear it on her wedding day ‘to keep him close’

  • She had originally wanted her son Parys, to give her away on her wedding day
  • That dream was snatched away when he was found dead last month age 19
  • She will make a diamond for her wedding band using his ashes and a lock of his hair, and wear the ring on her toe

By Daily Mail Reporter

Published: 23:26 BST, 15 September 2019 | Updated: 02:56 BST, 16 September 2019

Celebrated artist Alison Lapper will turn her son’s ashes into a diamond ring so she can ‘keep him close’ on her wedding day.

She had originally wanted Parys to give her away – but her dream was cruelly snatched away when he was found dead last month aged 19.

Miss Lapper, born without arms and with shortened legs, posed for a sculpture while eight months pregnant with him.

Celebrated artist Alison Lapper (pictured at home with her son Parys) will turn her son’s ashes into a diamond ring so she can ‘keep him close’ on her wedding day

It was later displayed in Trafalgar Square.

She will make a diamond for her wedding band using his ashes and a lock of his hair, and wear the ring on her toe.

Parys, who suffered mental health problems and drug addiction, was found dead in a hotel in Worthing, West Sussex.

Miss Lapper (pictured), born without arms and shortened legs, had become famous when she posed for a Trafalgar Square sculpture while eight months pregnant with her son

She had originally wanted Parys to give her away – but her dream was cruelly snatched away when he was found dead last month aged 19

The cause is being investigated.

His mother, 54, appointed MBE for her services to art in 2003, said Parys got on well with her fiance Si Clift, 50. 

She added: ‘The ring is the only way I can keep him close to me, so he can be with us on the day.’

 

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