Death: Campaigning mum of teenager Sophie Lancaster murdered for being a goth dies suddenly – Sophie Lancaster’s mother, a campaigner, died unexpectedly. Sylvia Lancaster died on Tuesday morning at Royal Blackburn Hospital in Lancashire, after suffering from illness for a few years. She had spent the previous 15 years advocating for members of alternative subcultures and developing educational programs to combat prejudice and intolerance.
According to mirror.co.uk, Her daughter, who was 20 years old at the time, was killed in a park in Bacup in 2007 while defending her boyfriend after the couple was accused of being goths.
The next year, Ryan Herbert was sentenced to life in prison for murdering Sophie while she was cradling her partner Robert Maltby’s head in her lap throughout the assault. Sylvia expressed her displeasure only a few months ago when it was discovered that he would be released shortly.
In May 2021, she collaborated with the producers of Coronation Street on a storyline based on her daughter’s terrible loss. Characters In a shocking episode inspired by Sophie’s death, Nina Lucas and her boyfriend Seb Franklin were harassed for their wardrobe choices.