A BRIT bar worker was found dead in her flat in Magaluf by a concerned neighbour prompting tributes to her heartbroken pals.
The body of Danielle Finlay Brookes, 24, from Crewe, Cheshire, was discovered on Tuesday night after another resident managed to get into her flat near the infamous Punta Ballena strip.
Police sources said Danielle’s death was not being treated as suspicious at this stage.
Well-wishers have already donated nearly £5,000 towards a GoFundMe appeal set up to raise money towards repatriation and funeral costs.
One of the two expats who set up the fundraising site, Meghan Tattersall, paid tribute Danielle last night on Facebook.
She wrote: “Your are my best friend and my angel high in the sky. I’m truly heartbroken.
“I’m so proud to be able to spend everyday with you. Fly high my princess. RIP to my girl I’m so proud of. I love you.”
Fly high my princess. RIP to my girl I’m so proud of. I love you
Another pal Jay Burton wrote: “Absolutely devastated to hear the news Danielle Finlay Brookes.
“You were the life of the party everywhere you were. Hope you rest in peace. Magaluf won’t be the same without you.”
He added in a later post: “Sending all my love to everyone else who is struggling through this tough time.
“Being stuck indoors, with your mind doing somersaults, thinking you’re not good enough, with the biggest challenge of the day being putting a smile on your face.
“To all my friends and family, please check on those you haven’t heard from in a while.”
Danielle, who described herself on social media as a “Queen building her own empire” had worked in Magaluf for several years. She is thought to have lived alone.
Family member Michael Finlay Brookes thanked people for their support in an emotional social media message.
He said: “I’d just like to say a huge thank you to everyone that helped Danielle enjoy her last few years.
“She loved Maga and everyone who drank in her bar. Thank you. Absolutely heartbroken. She will always be my baby girl.”
Magaluf and other Spanish tourist hotspots have suffered greatly during the coronavirus pandemic and are gearing up for a much quieter season.
Brits normally make up most of the holidaymakers flocking to the resort and its raucous Punta Ballena party strip in the peak summer months.
But local tourism chiefs have predicted they could be outnumbered by other nationalities including Spaniards and Germans this year if a UK quarantine keeps them away.
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