A MINUTE'S silence will be held to remember a popular teenager who died suddenly.

Rory Wai, 18, died at home in Wivenhoe last week.

The teenager was working as a part-time lifeguard at Brightlingsea Lido and Valley Farm Caravan Park, Clacton, for the summer while waiting for his A-level results after studying at Colchester Sixth Form College.

The lido and St James’ Church in Brightlingsea have both opened books of condolence for Rory to give people the chance to record their memories of him.

The church also held a vigil where people could light a candle in his memory and is keeping a corner of the church available for people to pay their respects.

The lido will hold a minute's silence on Friday, August 16, at 7pm to remember Rory.

His mother, Sally Anderson-Wai said, "We have been overwhelmed by how Rory’s death has touched so many lives.

"We’ve had telephone calls from every corner of the world and from our family, friends and contacts who have sent us messages, cards, flowers, food and are saying prayers for us. And we will be attending the Lido to join in the minutes silence."