Louis Tomlinson's Sister Died Of Accidental Overdose, Coroner Says

By Victoria Kim 09/17/19

Félicité Tomlinson passed away earlier this year at the age of 18.

Louis Tomlinson

A coroner has determined the cause of death of Félicité Tomlinson—“a perfect storm” of drugs that triggered her fatal overdose earlier this year.

Tomlinson, a model and social media influencer, was the sister of One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson. Coroner Shirley Radcliffe ruled that the young woman’s death on March 13 was a result of a fatal mixture of Xanax, OxyContin and cocaine, which were found at “toxic” levels in her blood.

While Radcliffe described the combination as “a perfect storm” leading to Félicité's death, she said there was no evidence that it was “a deliberate act to end her life.”

On March 13, paramedics responded to a suspected cardiac arrest in Félicité's West London home. Though her friend Zainab Mohammed called 911, she was not able to be revived and was pronounced dead at the scene. She was 18 years old.

Mohammed told investigators that the pair had snorted cocaine on the night of March 12, but she was not aware of Félicité taking other drugs.

Losing Their Mother

Félicité had a recent history of drug use. The Guardian reported that she “had taken overdoses and been admitted to drug rehabilitation.”

She had turned to drugs since she and Louis lost their mother to leukemia in 2016, according to investigators. Last summer, on a visit to her doctor, Félicité “gave a history of recreational drug use over a year and on a consistent basis since the death of her mother.”

Louis Tomlinson addressed her passing on social media in April. “Just wanted to thank everyone for their lovely words over the past couple of weeks. Back in the studio today to vocal something I wrote a few months ago. Sending you all loads of love x.”

Their father read a tribute to Félicité at Westminster coroner’s court. “Félicité had huge hopes and aspirations for her future, a lot of which were beginning to come to fruition at her untimely passing," he said. "She is missed by all who knew and loved her.”

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