The parents of an "enthusiastic, empathetic, quick-witted, funny, and kind" man who sadly died after collapsing mid-sport match have paid tribute to their son.

On Saturday, March 16, Raphaël Pryor, a sixth-form student at Eton College, was playing a field sport when he collapsed. Despite attempts at CPR, Mr Pryor was sadly pronounced dead.

Now his parents Michael Pryor and Sabine Vandenbroucke have paid tribute to their 17-year-old who was "hitting his stride" into adulthood.

They said: "We are devastated by the tragic death of our beautiful son and only child Raphaël.

"We take comfort from the fact that he was doing what he loved, he knew he was loved, and he was surrounded by friends."

Mr Pryor was bilingual with Belgian and English origins and was a "much-loved" and "respected" leader on the sporting field and within the community of his boy's house. 

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He surprised his parents by excelling in a leading role in the Autumn play and loved to fish and learn about history.

Mr Pryor aspired to study French and History at university, connecting his roots with his passion.

Michael Pryor and Sabine Vandenbroucke added: "It is desperate to be so cruelly deprived of what we hoped would be a wonderful future, but we are so grateful to have participated in a life full of love and happiness, friendship, and memories that will never be forgotten.

"Raphaël made us better people and we will miss him so."