Louis Tomlinson’s sister Félicité had been outspoken about mental health in the weeks before her death from a suspected heart attack.
The 18-year-old was found at her London home after suffering a cardiac arrest, with two ambulance crews unable to resuscitate her with a heart massage, at the scene.
Since the death of her mother Johannah Deakin two years ago, from leukemia, Félicité has written on social media about depression and addiction, with her most recent thoughts being posted less than two months ago.
The teen was answering questions from her 405,000 Twitter followers, when the subject turned to mental health.
The social influencer highlighted the “disease of addiction” as an area in which more thought and education needed to be given.
Writing on Twitter, Félicité said: “I think there is a lot of stigma around addiction and the disease of addiction is misunderstood.”
She then went on to speak out about other mental illnesses, tweeting: “Depression and anxiety is less stigmatised but there is still a lot of stigma around other mental illnesses.”
The fashion designed then hinted that she has battled depression since the loss of her mother.
Answering a question about her own mental health, Félicité wrote: “Everyone struggles with things in life especially if they suffer a huge loss or life changing event but I don’t think that’s something rumours she be spread about.
“It should be up to the person to talk about it when and if they’re ready to.”
After her sudden death on Wednesday, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 12.52pm on Wednesday, March 13 to a residential address in SW5 following reports of a female in cardiac arrest.
“At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained. A post-mortem examination will take place in due course. Enquiries continue.”
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