An inquest has heard that Félicité Tomlinson died of an accidental overdose. It is believed the 18-year-old had taken Cocaine, Xanax and Oxycodone shortly before she collapsed at her home in West London.
An ambulance was called to her apartment on March 13, but despite paramedics best offers, the teenager was pronounced dead at the scene.
News of Lottie’s untimely death stunned fans of One Direction member Louis Tomlinson. The tragic loss came mere years after the Tomlinson family lost their mum to cancer.
One Direction swiftly became one of the biggest boy bands of all time following their stint on The X Factor. Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik lives were transformed overnight.
Fans followed them everywhere they went, their songs took over the charts and their names were known all across the globe.
They were living the dream, but former member Liam Payne has now revealed it wasn’t all it fun and games.
In an interview withMen’s Health, the Strip That Down singer said he had to drink to cope with the sheer level of fame they were experiencing.
He explained that there were many moments when he couldn’t quite wrap his head around what was happening to him.
“When you’re doing hundreds and hundreds of [concerts] and it’s the same 22 songs at the same time every single day, even if you’re not happy, you’ve got to go out there,” he shared.
“It’s almost like putting the Disney costume on before you step up on stage and underneath the Disney costume I was pissed quite a lot of the time because there was no other way to get your head around what was going on. I mean it was fun. We had an absolute blast but there were certain parts of it where it just got a little bit toxic.”
“It’s difficult when you have the level of fame that we had in the band. There have been a lot of people in trouble with mental health that aren’t really getting the help that they need and I think that’s a bit of a problem in our industry.”
“Mama needed you and you needed her, you’re finally together again. I love you always, Dotty x,” Lottie added.
News of Lottie’s untimely death stunned fans of One Direction member Louis Tomlinson. It is understood his 18-year-old sister was found dead in her west London apartment after suffering a reported cardiac arrest.
Lottie was one of five children, her sisters Daisy and Phoebe also posted emotional tributes to their sister, but Back For You singer Louis Tomlinson has yet to comment on his sister’s tragic death publicly.
Our thoughts go out to the Tomlinson family during this harrowing time.
Louis lost his mum Johannah to leukaemia in December 2016. She was only 43-years-old.
His fans have been paying tribute to Louis and his family who have experienced too much tragedy in the past few years.
One wrote: “Two years after the death of his mother, Louis Tomlinson’s 18 year old sister Felicite has died of an unexplained heart attack. This is horrendous. How much tragedy can one family take?”
Another said: “my heart is BROKEN for félicité and the Tomlinson family. She was such a beautiful, kind and courageous girl.”
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“Félicité Tomlinson was a beautiful soul who was nothing but kind to others around her. We are absolutely devastated and heartbroken for the family and everyone who is suffering from her loss,” one wrote.
Louis has pulled out of tonight’s Comic Relief show due to the untimely passing of his sister.
Our thoughts are with Louis and his family during this harrowing time.
The summer is speeding along, and it is almost X Factor season!
So, get ready for all the feels, the laughs, and all that Simon sass.
What do we know about the new season?
After months of rumours, we have verbal confirmation on who the judges will be this year.
Simon is returning for sure. He is Simon Cowell after all. X Factor would not be the same without his low-cut, V-necks.
Louis Walsh announced last month that he will be leaving the show permanently, and apparently, Simon could not be happier!
According to a source at The Sun, Simon was looking to replace Louis Walsh anyway. He was seeking some ‘new blood’ for the panel this year.
And it looks like he found it!
One Direction star, Louis Tomlinson, will be joining the panel along with singer Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field. They have signed contracts to become judges this season for the hit singing competition.
As to when the new season starts, no official announcements have been made yet.
Nicole Scherzinger, a judge during the last season, said that we probably won’t know until the end of summer. She told the The Sunday Mirror, "Simon is so f****** last minute, we know in the same month that he announces it."
Last year, the show aired on September 2nd, so we can guess that it will be a similar date this time around.
We do know that auditions for the show start tomorrow! So, stay tuned for more X Factor updates. We can’t wait for the new season!
Social media's reaction to the news was as we'd expect…tumbleweed.
However, there were a few people who had their say, tweeting, ''oh god what a FLOP'' and ''I have no interest in X Factor anymore, it's gone really down hill. But IF this is true than I will be watching only for Louis.''
So it seems that this might draw in some much-needed ratings.
The 15th series is getting underway with auditions starting on July 18 at Wembley Arena in London, so expect it all to come crashing back onto our screens in a matter of weeks.
We all remember Louis and Zayn's infamous Twitter spat of 2015, right?
The former One Direction bandmates famously fell out after Zayn Malik abruptly quit the group in the middle of a world tour, and one of the greatest bromance of our time came to an untimely end.
Digs were made, shade was thrown, and let's face it, things got pretty awkward for a while.
However, that's all in the past, and fans will be delighted to know that the feuding friends are finally “mates again.”
Speaking on Andy Cohen Live earlier this week, Louis Tomlinson opened up about where he and Zayn stand some two years after their headline-making fall out.
“We got back in touch with each other and kind of cleared the air and talked everything through. So we're mates again, I suppose,” he said.
“Like anything like that, it takes time. But it was nice that we had an opportunity to clear the air and be adults about it, I suppose.”
The admission comes after Louis revealed that his late mother, Johannah Deakin, urged him to reconnect with his old friend, insisting “life's too short.”
"My mum said, 'You've got to get back in contact with Zayn. Life's too f–king short. A mother's intuition is just f–king crazy. It always felt supernatural to me. My mum always knew what I was feeling and what I wanted,” he said told The Sun earlier last month.
Now that they have put all that bad blood behind them, we're hoping the guys can re-establish their tight bond, and perhaps even work together in the future.
In an emotional interview with The Sun, Louis Tomlinson has opened up about a sentimental exchange which took place between himself and his late mother in the weeks leading up to her untimely passing.
Speaking to Dan Wootton, Louis revealed that 43-year-old Johannah, who died after a battle with leukaemia, urged her son to make peace with his former bandmate, Zayn Malik.
Giving an insight into the conversation which took place, Louis explained: "My mum said, ‘You’ve got to get back in contact with Zayn. Life’s too f***ing short’."
“A mother’s intuition is just f***ing crazy. It always felt supernatural to me. My mum always knew what I was feeling and what I wanted," he added.
Explaining why his mother's words resonated with him, he continued: "I can’t stand to hold a grudge with anyone. It doesn’t sit with me right."
"Zayn was always good for me in the band because he was my go-to if I wanted to p**s around, lark around. I could always break the rules a little bit with Zayn."
Johannah encouraged her son to build bridges in the aftermath of Zayn's shock decision to leave the band in 2015, with Louis saying: "If there is any animosity, just clear the air. I met up with him and it was nice.”
Louis, who hadn't spoken to Zayn for a year following his unexpected departure, insisted that he felt conflicted at the time.
"I would always see the good in Zayn and also watch him shoot himself in the foot with some of his decisions, but he’s just a little misunderstood.”
Following their reconciliation, Louis is able to see the strength of the bond they shared during their time in One Direction.
“So after that whole thing, it was that brotherly love. We will always have that love for each other. I can’t speak on behalf of him but we really care about each other."
So, One Direction may have gone their seperate ways, but unlike the classic boyband splits that came before them, there's no bad blood between the lads (well, for the most part).
During a recent interview on Australian radio station Nova 100, Niall Horan gushed over fomer band mate, Louis Tomlinson, and even credited him with saving One Direction, insisting that they would have 'lost the plot' without him in the band.
"He's an unbelievable guy, a great singer and someone that, if, I'd say, we would have lost the plot along the way if we hadn't had Louis," he told the host.
"He was a very, very, very extremely vital member of One Direction. He's a great man."
His comments come after Louis spoke about how he struggled to find his place in the band.
Speaking to The Observer, Louis opened up about feeling insecure and walking in the shadows of the other band members.
"The others have always been… Like Niall, for example. He's the most lovely guy in the world. Happy-go-lucky Irish, no sense of arrogance. And he's fearless. There are times I've thought, 'I'd have a bit of that," he said.
"Zayn, back in the day. He could relate to me on a nerves level. Liam always had a good stage presence, same as Harry… Then there's me."
Louis recently sent fans inot a frenzy when he announced his new single Back to You, and he is also said to be working on putting togther a new girlband with former maganger, Simon Cowell.