A report from the Inner West London Coroner’s Court obtained by Billboard has revealed that Félicité Tomlinson — sister of singer Louis Tomlinson — died of “drug toxicity.”
The 18 year-old model and aspiring fashion designer was found unresponsive by a friend at her West London apartment on March 13. An inquest into her death was opened on April 24 and at the inquiry hearing on Wednesday (Sept. 11), the West London assistant coroner, Dr. Shirley Radcliffe, announced the results of the probe.
The report notes that the London Ambulance service was called to Tomlinson’s flat and CPR was attempted, “to no avail.” BBC News reported that the Coroner’s Court heard that Tomlinson and her friend had “taken cocaine the night before, while traces of Xanax and OxyContin were also in her system.” The inquest also reportedly heard that Tomlinson had a history of “recreational drug use over the years,” which had been on a “more consistent basis” since the death of her mother, Johannah Deakin, in 2016 after a long battle with leukemia.
Radcliffe determined that Tomlinson’s death was “not suspicious.” A month after his sister’s passing, Louis Tomlinson broke his silence to express his appreciation for his fans’ support during the difficult period. “Just wanted to thank everyone for their lovely words over the past couple of weeks,” the former One Direction singer tweeted.
The loss of his sister came just weeks after the pop star released “Two of Us,” a touching ballad about the death of their mother. The song will serve as the lead single from Tomlinson’s forthcoming debut solo album. Tomlinson recently released the first single from the album, the rock-tinged “Kill My Mind.”