The mother of former Queensland rugby league star Liam Hampson has revealed the one thing she needed to know following his death in Spain last October.
Lorna Morton told Channel 7’s Sunrise she refuses to watch CCTV footage which shows the tragic accident that led to the Redcliffe Dolphins star’s death at 24.
Instead, Morton revealed she just needed to know that her son didn’t suffer after falling 10m from the balcony of a Barcelona nightclub.
“I haven’t watched it (the CCTV footage),” Morton told Sunrise.
“I just needed to know that he didn’t suffer.
“Once I knew that, I didn’t want to know any more of the details.”
Morton and Liam’s dad Brett Hampson were both offered a full explanation of their son’s tragic death by officials from the High Court of Catalonia last year.
News Corp reported that the parents were told Hampson did not suffer after his tragic fall – which occurred after he passed through two emergency exit doors in search of a bathroom.
The young footy star then found himself stuck on a cordoned off terrace at the Sala Apolo nightclub.
He then jumped over a short wall and plunged to his death.
Hampson had been on a trip of a lifetime with friends including NRL players AJ Brimson, Jordan Riki and Jesse Arthars.
His family said it was heartening that Hampson had enjoyed the time of his life in the days before his death.
“You just want the best for your kids and he deserved to live a long life,” Morton said while looking through childhood photos of Liam.
“Life is so cruel. He was the most kind, loving, positive (person), he always had a smile on his face.”
Morton was speaking to promote a foundation set up in Hampson’s name to support young people to reach their academic and sporting goals.
Hampo’s Youth Foundation will help fund school fees, rugby league fees, extra academic tutoring, football gear, transport costs, and more for young people in need of a hand.
“He (Liam) was working in a school at the Redcliffe Peninsula and the teacher he was working with sent me a text message at the end telling me was a stellar son I had,” Morton explained.
“(The teacher said) what a good job I had done bringing him up and he was going to be the kind of teacher that truly impacted on the lives of his students.”
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