The North Yorkshire Police have confirmed that David Charlesworth died on the afternoon of 12th May 2011 at the Pinderfields Hospital.
This follows an incident in the Green Lane area of Harrogate where in the early hours of the 11 May 2011 the emergency services were called to an incident where the 43 year old had received burns. The details of the incident have not been elaborated on as investigations continue with a coroners report being prepared.
David Charlesworth was a science teacher at Rossett School in Harrogate and was well regarded by both pupils and fellow teachers.
Alison B. Lowndes told of how exciting and different he made lessons for her daughter “rather than just lecturing on technique and last minute hints, he came in blowing up balloons and asking them to tell him what percentage of nitrogen was in the air as he released the balloons to go whizzing round the classroom.”
Alison added: “The kids are absolutely gutted – the real shame is he had no idea how much they loved him ”
As news of his story appeared on-line, many heart-felt comments were made:
“You are the best, most inspirational and supportive teacher I have ever come accross and my son’s favourite teacher ever. Thinking of you and your family ”
“everyone loves u sir and rossett is not the same without u:( ”
Zoe Claire Almack: “R.I.P Mr Charlesworth.. Always made us smile!! One of the best teachers and amazing person.. Gone but never forgotten.. Thoughts with your family”
Chloe Hancock: “actually in shock! Mr Charlesworth best teacher there was at rossett by far! R.I.P xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx”
Ellie Murray: “R.I.P Mr Charlesworth, best science teacher ever! never forgotten :'( xxx”
Maxi Franks: “RIP Mr Charlesworth … By far the soundest teacher … What a legend”