A MUM was found dead by her nine-year-old daughter after falling out of bed in the night.
Michelle Clougherty, 40, had gone to bed for an early night on New Year's Day but was found lifeless hours later by daughter Mia.
Mia's dad Alan, 40 – who had been with Michelle for 22 years – tried to resuscitate her as the young girl watched on at their family home in Partick, Glasgow.
The husband told the Daily Record the family have been unable to return home due to their trauma.
Police were called to the property but are not treating Michelle's death as suspicious.
An online fundraiser has been launched to help the family with funeral costs.
Family friend Caroline McLaggan said Alan had been left “completely lost and trying desperately to take care of his wee girl".
TRIBUTES TO 'BEAUTIFUL' MUM
She said: "On New Year's Day of 2020 a close family friend, Alan, walked in to his bedroom with nine-year-old daughter Mia to find his beloved wife and mother of his child lying lifeless.
"Michelle had fallen out of the family bed after an early night and it is believed she sustained injuries that lead to her tragic death.
"You can only imagine the trauma that this discovery has had not only on Alan but his poor daughter Mia at such a sensitive age."
Friends paid tribute to the care worker, describing her as "beautiful" and "the nicest person you could ever meet".
Stephanie Browne wrote: "Such a beautiful girl inside and out, Cant believe you're gone. Life is so cruel."
Clare Fitzpatrick added: "My life was richer knowing you. Your smile would light up a dark room.
"Your life was Mia. Your face would light up with the mention of her name."
June MacAulay, whose mum is a resident in the care unit Michelle worked in, said: "Michelle was the nicest person you could ever meet. She had a heart of gold."
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "There are no suspicious circumstances."
A JustGiving page for the family has raised more than £1,700 of it's £5,000 target so far.
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