Jess Leanne Norris , Westhoughton dancer and two-time winner of Miss Pole Dance UK. has died at the age of 27, according to a statement posted online on June. 17, 2020.
Miss Norris had a huge impact not just in the local community but in the pole dancing industry, setting up her first pole dancing studio at the age of 15.
She won her first Miss Pole Dance UK title in 2011, and claimed the crown for a second time in 2015. The Bolton News Reported.
We learned of her death through the following tribute posted on social media.,
Felix Cane wrote
I am finding it so hard to put words to the emotions I’m feeling right now.
Jess Leanne Norris you were a gift to the Pole World and grace to everyone who met you, we are all reeling from the shock of your passing.
I always saw you as the baby of pole and maybe that’s why it’s so hard to fathom that you are gone. The world watched as you came into pole so young and dominated on every level. We watched with awe as you became an icon, a woman and a legend. Few dancers can boast the incredible feats you pushed yourself to achieve and you were always breathtaking to watch. I guess I didn’t expect your story to end so soon.
I will miss you and I’m so sad we didn’t get to see each other this year like planned. I hope you are at peace. The Pole World just lost a very special sparkle that can never be replaced.
So much love to your family and friends. RIP beautiful dancer ❤️
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Jess Leanne Norris, RIP, too young to leave this life. Pole fitness champion. Saw her perform in Dunfermline at a Carousel Fitness event, where my daughter took part. Poor soul. pic.twitter.com/qkSlp1nsbM
— Mr Kerr Maths (@MrKerrMaths) June 17, 2020
It’s taken me a while to be able to put this into words. Yesterday the dance community lost an angel. Jess Leanne Norris was an inspiration to so many, and she’ll be sorely missed.
Please: reach out to your loved ones, even if it’s just with a hi. You could save a life.