Back in March, Louis Tomlinson‘s family was hit with yet another tragedy when his little sister Félicité Tomlinson suddenly passed away at the tender age of 18.
The death of someone so young and healthy was as confusing as it was heartbreaking; at the timeit was reported she simply collapsed at her London apartment. A friend called emergency services, but it was too late — Fizzy, as she was known to friends and fam, was declared dead on the scene of a suspected heart attack.
It didn’t make any sense; she was in nearly perfect health, suffering only from sciatica. She had reportedly quit smoking and drinking two months earlier.
Well, it turns out there’s a lot more to this story…
The results of the investigation have been made public; officially Félicité died of an accidental drug overdose.
The model had a fatal combination of drugs in her system, what coronerShirley Radcliffecalled “the perfect storm” in her report.
According to the inquest, Félicité’s friend Zainab Mohammedcame clean, revealing the teens (along with an unnamed male friend) had purchased cocaine the night before. Zainab said she witnessed Fizzy doing multiple lines.
It was also revealed this wasn’t a sudden collapse; the two went to bed early that Wednesday morning, but Zainab said when she woke up in the early afternoon, Fizzy was not breathing.
While the cocaine was fresh, it wasn’t the only recreational drug in the teen’s system; traces of Xanax and OxyContin were also found.
Tomlinson had been to rehab in Egypt in 2018, but had relapsed in 2019. According to her doctor, who gave testimony to the Inner West London Coroner’s Court, the teen “refused to give up drugs in the knowledge they could kill her.”
The inquest found Félicité had a long history of “recreational drug use over the years” but it had ramped up more recently.
As fans know, the Tomlinsons’ mother passed away back in December 2016, also quite young; Johannah Deakinwas only 43 years old when she lost her brief battle with leukemia. According to Radcliffe’s findings, Fizzy had been using drugs on a more “consistent basis” ever since the loss of her mother.
Radcliffe’s final determination? Cause of death was “misadventure and drugs toxicity.” The coroner wrote:
“She was an individual who took drugs deliberately and has succumbed to their… effects accidentally.”
No matter what you’re going through, there are better ways to deal with it than drugs. Stay safe out there, everyone.