Grieving mum Rachel Hart has been left devastated after the sudden death of her 21-year-old son on New Year’s Eve.
Jack Hart – who lived in Crewe and worked as a Caffè Nero barista – passed away after struggling with his mental health.
He had attended Shavington Academy and then South Cheshire College, in Crewe, before landing jobs at KFC and Costa in the town. He later moved to Caffè Nero.
Now his funeral is to be held at Crewe Crematorium at 2.45pm on Thursday, January 21.
Rachael told CheshireLive: “He had an off-the-scale intellect with an IQ of 180+. When he was little he was an amazing artist and could draw absolutely anything. He always had friends, and was not a loner by any degree.
“He loved music and would take over anybody’s stereo and put on what he thought they should be listening to!
“Nobody minded because that was just Jack. He had lots of friends who adored him and girls who were smitten, had serious girlfriends in Kira and Freya who adored him.
“He bought his own house at only 19 years old, for him and his beloved collie Pedro.
“He was not only stunning, but kind, caring, funny, intelligent, hardworking and amazing.”
Rachael says she and her husband have found some comfort knowing that Jack is ‘not in pain anymore’ and at peace.
She added: “Many knew that he was hurting inside, but none of us knew just how much.
“All the wishes and regrets in the world won’t help him now or bring him back, but we truly must remember that he felt so helpless about life and was in so much turmoil every day that at least now he is at some kind of peace.
“He – and us his parents – did not believe in any religion, but we know he’s not in pain anymore.”