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Bow cyclist killed in collision was an 'amazingly talented star'

PUBLISHED: 18:00 12 March 2010 | UPDATED: 15:42 05 October 2010

Shivon Watson who was branded a 'talented star' by colleagues

Shivon Watson who was branded a 'talented star' by colleagues

COLLEAGUES of the young cyclist from Bow who was killed in a collision with a lorry have spoken of their shock at losing such a bright, whacky and amazingly talented star . Shivon Watson, 28, who lived in Campbell Road, died when she collided with a bla

COLLEAGUES of the young cyclist from Bow who was killed in a collision with a lorry have spoken of their shock at losing "such a bright, whacky and amazingly talented star".

Shivon Watson, 28, who lived in Campbell Road, died when she collided with a black and orange tipper truck on the Victoria Park Road roundabout on Wednesday morning.

She was believed to be on her way to work at the youth charity Fairbridge in Hackney Central when she got trapped between the lorry and the railings as she was turning left.

The fashion designer suffered severe injuries and paramedics tried for an hour to resuscitate her but she died at the scene.

Fairbridge manager Chris Murray said today: "Everyone at Fairbridge is in shock. We can't believe Shivy is gone and the world has lost such a fantastic person who will be so deeply missed.

"We'll never forget her smile, her wacky dress sense, and her brilliant organisation, without which we wouldn't have coped.

"Everyone who worked with her is glad to have known such a bright, whacky, and amazingly talented star."

Ms Watson was also a talented and successful singer and the young people who visit Fairbridge reportedly nicknamed her "Colours" because of her bright and bold dress sense.

The Fairbridge centre in Hackney Grove will be closed until Monday.


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