SAD NEWS after a young father, with a seven-month-old baby, died after being stung by a bee while mowing his lawn.

Sam Fitzsimons, 25, was mowing at his Kellyville home in northwest Sydney when he was stung on his upper lip, before collapsing inside his bathroom about 1pm on April 1.

Inspector Stephen Fowler from The Hills Local Area Command told Daily Mail Australia emergency services were called to the property about 1.45pm.

Police said he was experiencing breathing difficulties and ‘significant swelling’ when he was taken to Westmead Hospital, according to The Sunday Telegraph.

The young father died the following day, leaving behind his partner and seven-month-old son, Hunter.

RIP, Sam. Our thoughts are with his loved ones.

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Image via Daily Telegraph

  • that is sad for the family and not something that you would expect to happen. what a shame


  • I agree with you about the heading. I was thinking there may have been a stone or something come up and hit him.
    Unfortunately you don’t know you are allergic to bee stings until you are stung the first time. You don’t normally get stung on your face either.


  • I agree with misleading title. But how tragic to be killed by a bee sting…


  • Well that headline is quite misleading! Sounds like mowing the lawn killed him when in fact it was a bee sting. He must be allergic to bees


  • How tragic is this ! my thoughts and prayers go out to the family.


  • Heartbreaking, just while you’re out doing something that so many others do on the weekend ????


  • What a tragedy! That poor young family ???? My husband is also deathly allergic to wasps so he has to be so very careful


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