Felicite Tomlinson: Drug use killed One Direction star’s sister

Felicite Tomlinson: Drug use killed One Direction star's sister
Felicite TomlinsonImage copyright Felicite Tomlinson
Image caption Felicite Tomlinson was an aspiring designer who had 1.three million followers on Instagram

An aspiring designer died by accident from a deadly mixture of medication, a coroner has concluded.

Felicite Tomlinson, 18, the sister of One Direction star Louis Tomlinson, was discovered unresponsive by a pal in her west London flat on 13 March.

Inner West London Coroner’s Court heard the pair had taken cocaine the night time earlier than, whereas traces of Xanax and OxyContin have been additionally in her system.

Coroner Shirley Radcliffe described the mix as “the perfect storm”.

Miss Tomlinson, identified to her buddies as Fizzy, was an aspiring designer who had 1.three million followers on Instagram.

The inquest heard she had a historical past of “recreational drug use over the years” however this had been on a extra “consistent basis” because the demise of her mom Johannah in 2016.

The night time earlier than she died, the 18-year-old bought cocaine with her pal Zainab Mohammed and, together with a male pal, took quite a few traces.

Recounting Miss Mohammed’s model of occasions, Dr Radcliffe mentioned Miss Tomlinson was nonetheless respiratory at 05:00 BST the following morning, however when her pal woke later at about noon she “couldn’t hear breathing” from the mattress subsequent to her.

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Image caption Miss Tomlinson had posted a photograph of her with her brother Louis on her Instagram account

The inquest was instructed Miss Tomlinson was persuaded to finish a profitable stint at an Egyptian rehab facility in Autumn 2018, however relapsed in 2019.

In an announcement, her GP Dr Paul Eulinger mentioned the 18-year-old “refused to give up drugs in the knowledge they could kill her”.

Concluding {the teenager}’s demise was a results of misadventure and medicines toxicity, Dr Radcliffe described her as “a bright, much-loved daughter and sister” who’s “use of drugs was a considerable danger to her”.

“She was an individual who took drugs deliberately and has succumbed to their… effects accidentally.”

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