On Laurie's fifth birthday Les and Pam Coker took Laurie and his friend for hamburgers, the manager took the children on a tour of the restaurant and he locked them in the freezer for a few seconds then let them out. Then when they got home Laurie wanted to try it in their fridge and he wouldn't go to bed until Les and Pam showed him he couldn't fit.
Laurie's first holiday with Pam and Les was in an old static caravan. Whilst on holiday a flash flood nearly washed them away.
Laurie was dying and was in pain and his mother Pam ended his life because she could not bear to see him in pain.
In 2015 when Laurie son Paul comes back to Walford, Laurie's mother Pam thinks the reason why Paul left in the first place as due to her ended Laurie life but it transpires that it was due to Laurie father Les having an affair and Paul finding out.
In an episode dated 9 October 2015, Paul states his dad has been dead for 11 years.