Father of two boys killed in hit-and-run is found dead in a hotel room in Corfu 4 years ago

Father of two boys killed in hit-and-run is found dead in a hotel room in Corfu

Our hearts just absolutely break for this family.

Reece Platt-May, the dad of two small boys who were killed in a hit-and-run in February, has been found dead in a hotel in Corfu.

His children were killed by a disqualified driver high on cocaine. The driver was later sentenced to nine years in jail by a court in Coventry in the UK

Corey Platt-May was aged six and Casper aged two when they were struck by the vehicle and later died from their injuries.

Reece has previously stated that he and his and his wife's lives had been destroyed by their loss. His death is not being treated as suspicious.

Tributes are now being paid to Reece on Coventry Live's Facebook and Twitter pages.

"This poor family. How much more sadness must this family endure? Love to the family xx"

"The killer should have blood on his hands for all 3 ppl!! But all he gets is 9 poxy years that he won’t serve all of!"

"Oh my god, I can't believe this. How devastating. Thoughts with the family xx"


Three weeks ago, the Platt-May family told of their anger at the nine-year sentence given to the boys' killer, Robert Brown; Brown will be eligible for release in half that time-frame.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said on Thursday: "Mr Platt-May was found dead in a hotel room in Corfu, Greece during the early hours of Thursday 17 May.

"His death is not being treated as suspicious. His family has been notified and the matter will be passed to the coroner.

"Our condolences go to the family who have asked for the media to respect their privacy at this difficult time."

Corey and Caspter were going to play in the park with their mother, Louise, when they were hit by the car. Robert Brown had taken a cocktail of drugs including cocaine when the incident took place.

Reading a statement from his wife in court last month, Mr Platt-May said of his sons: "They will never be able to play fight with their brothers. They will never be able to have a family of their own.

"They will never hold my hand or hug me so tight I can't breathe. They will never know the opportunities life had in store for them, the journey life should have been for them, the people they would become.

"Endless opportunities, experiences, relationships, robbed from them.

"Every minute I picture their lifeless faces on the road - images which will stay with me all of my life. I feel a cold dread rush over me, an emptiness that will never leave."

The boys' killer had 57 convictions for 209 separate offences; he admitted two counts of death by dangerous driving and driving while disqualified.