Felicite Tomlinson at the Pretty Little Thing and Maya Jama collection launch last year
The 18-year-old sister of One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has been found dead at home from a suspected heart attack.
The tragic death of Félicité, a fashion designer and Instagram star who had almost 1.3million followers, comes after Louis’ mother Johannah died from leukaemia in 2016.
Louis has been left ‘devastated and distraught’ by the death, the Sun reported, and praised his sister as ‘loveable, caring, bright and beautiful’ last night, sources close to the One Direction singer told the paper.
He has pulled out of tomorrow night’s Comic Relief, where he was due to perform his new single live as one of the headline acts.
She collapsed after a suspected heart attack at her fourth-floor studio apartment in Earls Court, West London, on Wednesday lunchtime.
It is understood police found no signs of drugs at the address. They say they are in the process of informing next of kin.
The death of Félicité — known as Fizzy — is being treated as ‘unexplained’ at this stage.
A full post-mortem examination will take place and toxicology tests will be carried out.
Felicite Tomlison, pictured here at a wedding in a photo from her Instagram feed followed by 1.3 million people, has been found dead at her home
Her Instagram feed has more than 1.3m followers who enjoyed her posts about her lifestyle
A person who was with the aspiring fashion designer and social media influencer called 999.
A Met Police spokesman said: ‘Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 12.52pm to a residential address in SW5.’ Felicite was pronounced dead at the scene.
The London Ambulance Service said: ‘We were called at 12.51pm.
Louis Tomlinson and his sister Felicite Tomlinson aka ‘Fizzy’ on Belgravia Street last year
Louis Tomlinson and his mother Johannah Deakin. Last night a family source told The Sun: ‘Félicité was an absolutely adored young woman’
‘We sent two ambulance crews, a single responder in a car and an advanced paramedic to the scene.
‘Sadly, despite efforts of our medics, a person died.’
Louis, 27, was working in London last night when police informed him of his sister’s death. Other family members, in Doncaster, have also been notified.
The X Factor judge was extremely close to his sister. They regularly saw each other in London.
Last night a family source told the paper: ‘Félicité was an absolutely adored young woman who was loved by Louis and her whole family.
Louis, 27, was working in London last night when police informed him of his sister’s death
‘They are all totally devastated, as you can imagine.
‘She had so many friends and was such a positive happy person. It’s a massive loss to the world.
‘She was a loveable, caring, bright, passionate, popular and beautiful young lady.’
Felicite recently got all her siblings’ initials tattooed in old English letters. She also spoke of her pride for them.
Asked if she was proud of them, she said: ‘More than I can express – including the little ones.’
Louis’s song, Two Of Us, is a tribute to the pair’s mother Johannah Deakin, who tragically succumbed to leukaemia three years ago, in December 2016.
Louis Tomlinson and mother Johannah Deakin at the Believe In Magic Cinderella Ball, 2015
‘She was a loveable, caring, bright, passionate, popular and beautiful young lady,’ a source said
It includes the lyrics: ‘You’ll never know how much I miss you. The day that they took you, I wish it was me instead.’
He became the head of the family when she died. ‘I am getting a little bit more used to it because I have to.
‘I’m lucky in a way that, because I’m the oldest, there’s a lot of responsibility that falls on my head,’ he told The Sun just last week.
The Instagram star was close to her mother and had a motif of the year she was born, 1973, tattooed on her.
She shared it online where she also spoke about Louis’s song, Two of Us, on Sunday.
Asked about it on Instagram, she said: ‘I cried my eyes out in the back of my Uber, but I loved the song filled me with hope.’
The Instagram star was close to her mother and had a motif of the year she was born, 1973, tattooed on her
Louis Tomlinson and his sister Felicite Tomlinson aka ‘Fizzy’ have a cigarette on Belgravia Street
She also said that she would be ‘very different, in both good and bad ways’ had her mother not died. Adding: ‘there is collateralized beauty in everything.’
Writing on her Instagram on January 12 the budding designer spoke about addiction.
‘I think there is a lot of stigma around addiction and the disease of addiction is misunderstood,’ she said.
Felicite said that she would be ‘very different, in both good and bad ways’ had her mother not died
She added: ‘Depression and anxiety is less stigmatised but there is still a lot of stigma around other mental illnesses.’
But asked about rumours she had been battling depression, 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.’
Louis’s estranged father, Troy Austin – who split from Johanna when Louis was just five, revealed in May 2018 that he was battling cancer just 18 months after his ex-wife died from a ‘very aggressive’ form of the disease.
The then 49-year-old had a four-hour surgery to save his life. Louis took on his stepfather Mark Tomlinson’s surname when his parents split up.
Felicite was one of six children. She leaves behind her older sister Lottie, younger twin sisters Daisy and Phoebe and the youngest, twins Ernest and Doris.
She was also an aunt to Louis’ son Freddie.