‘Smithfest’ to remember Hartlepool Sixth Form student Robbie Smith who died a day after turning 19

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A PAL of a much-loved student who was found dead in his bed just a day after his 19th birthday is hoping a tribute event set up in his memory will grow into an annual event.

Artist and musician Robbie Smith – a law and art student at Hartlepool Sixth Form College – died in his bedroom at his home in Wharton Terrace, Hartlepool, in March.

The teenager had celebrated his birthday with his dad, Bob Smith, the night before, with the pair enjoying a pizza and a couple of drinks.


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