A HEARTBROKEN family have paid tribute to a schoolboy who died two years after his mum.
Layth Maumoniat, 12, passed away suddenly at his home earlier this week in Leeds, West Yorks.
His devastated family have said that they are struggling to come to terms with his death last week.
The Year Seven pupil at Allerton High School has been secribed as a “little prince” and enjoyed boxing.
His death has left teacher crying in the hallways, with witnesess saying staff were crying after hearing the tragic news.
Layth’s two sisters, aged 15 and 14, and his nine year old brother are being supported by family members.
Speaking from the family home, Layth’s aunt said: “His dad is not in a good place at all, he is devastated.
“Layth would come here every day to break his Ramadan fast. Poor kid, he had too much going on in his mind.
“His mum took her own life two years ago. We are all devastated.”
Tributes on social media described the situation as “absolutely heart-breaking” and many sent their thoughts to Layth’s family.
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One wrote: “RIP little prince. May you find salvation and eternal happiness in the kingdom of God where you are forever safe. Rest little one.”
Another added: “This is very sad, why does it keep happening”.
A spokesman for Allerton High School confirmed to LeedsLive that they were told the student had died, but “haven’t heard anything else” since then.
They added: “All we can confirm at the moment is that a young student, a year seven student, has died.”
A Leeds City Council spokesman added: “The death of Layth Maumoniat is extremely sad and we offer our sincere condolences to his family, friends and everyone else who knew him.
“We are working closely with the school to ensure staff and pupils are supported through this difficult time.”
An inquest is set to be opened into his death.