Robbie and Logan Clinton Wiki – Biography
Brothers Robbie, 12, and Logan Clinton, 13, lost their mother Shelley, 51, on March 24. The children returned home to their father Mike to find that she had died. The sudden and unexpected death left the children and Shelley’s eldest son, Jack, devastated as they tried to pick up the pieces of her and continue to live without her. But on July 27, tragedy struck again when Robbie and Logan came home from a sleepover to find his dad still hadn’t gotten out of bed. After entering his room, the children found Mike, 41, in bed and “could not wake him up.” Robbie and Logan are now in the care of her cousin Caitlin, 19, who has dedicated herself to keeping a roof over her head. Mike and Shelley’s family is still awaiting her cause of death. Mike’s older sister, Liz Carney, said her brother died just a day before he and Shelley’s wedding anniversary, and three years after losing her own parents.
Robbie, 12, and Logan Clinton, 13, years old.
Darlington brothers lose both parents within months
Liz said: ‘The kids had just come back from a slumber party and they noticed he wasn’t up yet so they went upstairs to find him in bed. They couldn’t wake him up. ‘I got a call from [niece] Caitlin and she told me that Mike had died, I didn’t know what to say. I thought she was calling to make arrangements for her wedding anniversary and to do something for him. “I was talking to Mike the night before, he told me he was playing soccer with the other dads and had a little fun, but he was really sorry. I talked him into going to the doctor, but he promised he was fine and just needed Go get a checkup and an EKG. Liz described her brother, who was a huge Liverpool FC supporter, as “full of life” and a “real family man”. He was born in Walton before moving to Runcorn with his family. After meeting his wife, Shelley, he moved to Darlington in County Durham, where he worked as a driving instructor. Liz said: ‘I know everyone says that, but he was really full of life, he was a good friend and people thought of him a lot. People respected and loved him very much, everyone there [in Darlington] called him Uncle Mike.
‘He became a fully qualified driving instructor and his client list was incredible. He taught his nieces to drive and adored his children because he was a true family man and was very protective of his family. “We had plans for the boys to come back here and we were going to take them on a tour of Anfield because he and the boys were big LFC fans. We had a lot of plans. Liz said: ‘We are very proud of her [Caitlin], one of the first things she said was that she was going to take care of those kids.” She did the same thing with Mike after Shelley died and always made sure he was okay. She “was very close to both of them and she saw Mike as her second father and Shelley as her second mother.” Hurworth Albion Football Club have set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for the children and Caitlin and ensure they have support. The page has already raised nearly £18,000 and Liz says the family has been “overwhelmed by the generosity”. She said: “It’s really overwhelming to see the names of so many people we know and hundreds more we don’t.” The family have now shared details of Mike’s funeral, which will take place on Friday, September 8 at 2 p.m. m. at Darlington Crematorium on Carmel Road. People are asked to wear something red or a Liverpool shirt to the service.