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The cyclist killed while cycling to work on Wednesay morning, 10th March has been named as 28-year-old Shivon Watson of Campbell Road, Bow.
She was crushed between the railings and a tipper truck as she and the tipper truck navigated a left turn, at the roundabout on Lauriston Road and Victoria Park Road, in Hackney. Paramedics fought for an hour to save her life, but she was pronounced dead.
Ms Watson’s family say she was a successful musician and clothes designer. Also known by her stage name, Shiv Lizzy, she had been short listed for the Gaymers Emerging Talent Award, with the chance to perform at this year’s Camden Crawl festival.
Her mother Annette Darch, 50, said: “She was just a beautiful girl. She had such a huge personality and heart. She was so well loved and so talented. Singing was her life.
“She was such a creative person — she designed her own clothes, travelled the world — she was so full of life. It is devastating.”
Ms Darch said the whole family — including her father Maxwell, 53, sisters Lois, Tyra and Amber and brothers Paul and Darius shared their shock and grief.
According to her Myspace page, she had several shows lined up for March including one scheduled for The Cavendish Arms in SE London, for the day after she was killed and two others for the 19th and 24th
Shivon had moved from Bristol to Bow last August to live with her boyfriend, 29-year-old studio engineer Gus Pirelli. She worked for a youth charity – Fairbridge, in Hackney, a non-profit group that helps disadvantaged inner city young people, where she had been an administrator since last August.
Her colleagues paid tribute to her saying: “Everyone at Fairbridge is in shock. We can’t believe Shivy is gone and the world has lost such a fantastic person who will be so deeply missed.
“We’ll never forget her smile, her wacky dress sense, and her brilliant organisation, without which we wouldn’t have coped.
“Everyone who worked with her is glad to have known such a bright, whacky, and amazingly talented star.”
The young people who visited Fairbridge had a nick name for her. They called her “Colour” because of her bold and bright dress sense.
Ms Watson is the third cyclist in a month to be killed in accidents in London involving lorries. Medical student Muhammad Ahmed, 21, was hit as he rode to lectures at Guy’s Hospital campus near London Bridge on Tuesday.