'She will be greatly missed' - Scottish carer filmed dancing with 102-year-old resident in viral TikTok video found dead

The 53-year-old woman was described as “hugely popular” and “absolutely selfless.”

A carer who became an internet sensation after footage of her dancing with an elderly care home resident went viral has been found dead in her home.

Jeanette McKenna looked after residents at Whitecraigs care home in Glasgow.

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She was recently featured in the media for dancing with 102-year-old resident and former police officer Percy Mann in a TikTok video.

Jeanette McKenna, pictured to the right of 102-year-old Percy Mann, was found dead in her home in Glasgow aged 53.

Just two weeks later the 53-year-old was found dead in her home in George Street, Barrhead on May 7.

Colleagues have since paid tribute to the “absolutely selfless” and “hugely popular” woman who had worked at Whitecraigs for more than ten years.

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A spokeswoman for staff at the care home said: “We are deeply shocked and saddened at this tragic news. Jeanette was a hugely popular carer, colleague and friend at Whitecraigs care home for the past ten years.

“She was absolutely selfless and gave love and support to all residents and families within her care. She will be greatly missed by everyone at Whitecraigs.

“Our heartfelt condolences are with her family, friends and loved ones at this difficult time.”

While there are ongoing fears of coronavirus cases spreading in care homes, the cause of Ms McKenna’s death at this time is unknown.

It has been reported the housing association property she lived in was due to be deep cleaned yesterday.

Neighbours in the area have been reminded to seek help if feeling unwell due to the ongoing pandemic.

Shirley Robison, group chief executive of Barrhead Housing Group, said: “The situation at this address is absolutely tragic and we would always encourage all our tenants and residents to seek medical help if unwell – phoning NHS 111 is recommended by the Scottish Government and NHS services since the coronavirus started.

“We would offer our condolences to the family.

“We will follow all health and safety guidance to deal with the property clearance and to re-assure neighbouring residents that this will be a coordinated approach using a range of contractors including our close cleaning contractor.”

Officers who attended the property said there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding Ms McKenna’s death.

A police spokesman said: "Police Scotland can confirm that officers attended at an address on George Street in the Barrhead area around 7.20pm on Thursday, 7 May, 2020, following a concern call from a member of the public.

“On arrival, officers found the body of a 53-year-old woman within the property.

“The death is being treated as unexplained but there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances. A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."