A popular teenager who died after collapsing at his home on Saturday has been described as “an amazing young man” by his church.

Talented sportsman and musician Oluwatobi Adeyemi, 16, collapsed at his family home in Vicarage Close, Kingswood, shortly before 7pm.

Oluwatobi, a member of the congregation at Sutton Christian Centre and who hoped to study at Oxford University, was taken by ambulance to Epsom Hospital, where he later died.

Investigations are ongoing in to what caused his death. A postmortem examination was due to take place this week.

Oluwatobi, also known as Tobi, was described by his church as “an amazing young man”.

A statement released by the church said: "It is with great sadness but total submission to God's will that we announce the sudden and inexplicable loss of a dear son, Tobi Adeyemi, 16, who went to be with the Lord on Saturday, 5 March 2011.

Tobi, a sixth form student at Whitgift School, Croydon and his parents are committed Christians and long standing members of our church family here at Sutton Christian Centre.

Tobi was a bright, gentle, level-headed and influential young man of strong faith, who loved the Lord.

He touched the lives of so many other young people in the way he inspired and motivated them to reach for their potential in God and in life. He was an integral member of our youth band and new youth leadership team.

Tobi will be sorely missed by us all. We pray that God will comfort and strengthen his parents, close family, friends and our church family at this time of profound grief.

It is understood Tobi lived in Chelmsford Close, Sutton, when he was growing up, and his family is involved in running the church.

The teenager was described by the head of sixth form at the Whitgift School, Croydon Adrian Norris as an exceptional student who took every opportunity his short life presented.

He added in a statement released by the school: “Kind-hearted and community minded, he was fully involved in every aspect of school life.

“A superb role model and mentor to the younger boys of the school, he was a first-class academic intending to apply to Oxford to study mathematics.

“An outstanding musician representing the school in countless public concerts, Tobi was also a talented rugby player.

“Strong in his faith, his warmth and generosity of spirit made him enormously popular, and the deep sadness at his loss is being felt in all corners of the school.

“He will be sadly missed, but his short yet valuable life will also be rightfully celebrated.”

Surrey Police are not treating the death as suspicious.