Med student dies after sex texts go public
A TALENTED medical student killed himself after his boasts about a fling were made public for a joke, it is believed.
Ted Senior is said to have used a private message board to brag to his rugby teammates about sleeping with a girl.
But what he wrote was then shared without his knowledge - going on to be seen by hundreds of his fellow students at Swansea University including the woman herself.
It's understood the 22-year-old feared being expelled from medical school - ending his dream of becoming a doctor.
He returned distraught to his family home where he was found dead in woodland.
His brother Max paid tribute to him, saying: "Ted achieved a huge amount in such a small space of time.
"He was a talented rugby player and had a great passion for all sports.
"He got into medical school after years of hard work and sacrifice."
He explained: "Ted tragically took his own life.
"In the 22 years he lived, he had an unbelievable impact on so many people's lives.
"He had a rare ability to light up any room with his wide smile, mop of blonde hair and special charm.
"Ted was a friend to everyone and always did his utmost to help people in need.
"He embodied all the right values on how to live, and will undoubtedly leave a lifelong legacy in everyone's hearts."
Ted, of Raglan, Monmouthshire in the UK was head boy at Monmouth Comprehensive School, before pursuing a career in medicine.
George Morgan, player-manager of his village soccer team Raglan said: "He was such a high-spirited human being with such a lust for life - intelligent, confident and an incredible athlete in both football and rugby.
"We were lucky enough to have him as part of our team and it was always an incredible atmosphere when Ted was in the room."
Ted's funeral took place last week in Monmouth with some of his team mates from Swansea Medicals RFC in attendance.
Ted's family has set up a foundation in his name to help other young people contemplating ending their lives.
It has so far raised over £12,000 ($21,300).
A Swansea University spokesman said: "We were very saddened to hear of the death of Edward Senior, a student at our Medical School.
"Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and friends at this time."
Edward's parents Paul and Diana, who run a boutique farmhouse bed and breakfast in Raglan, Monmouth, were too upset to talk about the tragedy.
An inquest was opened by the Gwent Coroner and adjourned while police inquiries continue into Ted's tragic death on February 12.
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This article originally appeared on The Sun and has been republished here with permission.