Grenfell Tower fire: Family’s emotional tribute to ‘kind, energetic’ five-year-old Isaac Paulos killed in blaze

The family of a “kind, generous” five-year-old boy killed in the Grenfell Tower blaze have paid tribute to their “beloved son”.

Isaac Paulos, who lived with his family on the 18th floor, was found five floors below having died from an “inhalation of fire fumes” as he fled the burning building.

Following an inquest into the youngster’s death at Westminster Coroner’s Court on Monday, his family paid tribute to the “energetic little boy”.

They said in a statement: “Isaac our beloved son was taken from us when he was only five years old. 


Isaac Paulos died from smoke inhalation 

“We will all miss our kind, energetic, generous little boy. He was such a good boy who was loved by his friends and family. We will miss him forever, but we know God is looking after him now and that he is safe in heaven.

“Isaac’s family is grieving and ask that their privacy be respected at this very difficult time.”

Isaac is believed to have been the youngest victim to the inferno which claimed the lives of at least 79 people – 18 of whom have been identified.


Isaac Paulos with his mum Genet Shawo

His inquest was opened alongside three other victims including 24-year-old artist Khadija Saye, her mother Mary Ajaoi Augustus Mendy, 51, and Mohamednur Tuccu, 44, whose body was recovered from close to the nearby leisure centre. 

The fire broke out in the 24-storey block of flats shortly after 1am on June 14 close to Latimer Road Tube station in west London.

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