One Direction star Louis Tomlinson’s sister Felicite died after taking an accidental overdose of drugs, an inquest has heard.
The 18-year-old aspiring fashion designer was pronounced dead inside her London flat on March 13 after taking a “perfect storm” of cocaine, Xanax and oxycodone.
Felicite - known to friends as Fizzy - was found unresponsive with “white lips” the morning after taking cocaine with a friend, and medics were unable to save her.
Coroner Dr Shirley Radcliffe, recorded a verdict of misadventure.
“I find no evidence this was a deliberate act to end her life,” he said.
Inner West London Coroner’s Court heard Felicite had a long history of drug use following the death of her mum Johannah, who died from leukaemia in 2016.
Members of her family were in court to hear the verdict, but singer and X Factor judge Louis, 27, did not attend.
Evidence disclosed during the hearing revealed the 1D star had made multiple attempts to help his sister give up drugs, often accompanying her to doctor's appointments.
“She admitted she didn't want to give up drugs and she knew it could kill her,” a statement from Dr Paul Eulinger said during the inquest.
After some persuasion, Felicite completed a successful stint in an Egyptian rehab facility in Autumn 2018 and tested clean on her return to the UK on November 26, but she relapsed in 2019.
She was found by school friend Zainab Mohammed, with whom she had taken cocaine the night before her death, at around lunchtime.
A post mortem didn't reveal any natural cause of death, but toxicologist Dr Susan Paterson said "toxic" levels of Oxicodone as well as cocaine and Alpraxolam, known as Xanax, were found in her blood.
Dad’s tribute to Felicite Tomlinson
Her father Mark Tomlinson read a tribute to his daughter outside Westminster Coroner's Court following the verdict.
He said she "was a much loved daughter and sister" and had from an early age "established herself as mischievous and wonderful with children."
"Felicite had huge hopes and aspirations for her future, a lot of which were beginning to come to fruition at her untimely passing,” Mr Thompson said.
"She is missed by all who knew and loved her."
Felicite moved to London to develop her career in fashion and social media projects. She was also planning to write a book.
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