Louis Tomlinson's Sister Félicité's Death at 18 Is the Latest Tragedy for the Singer's Family
Louis Tomlinson's sister died on Wednesday, just over two years after their mother died at age 43
The death of Louis Tomlinson‘s 18-year-old sister on Wednesday was the latest of many tragedies that have befallen the singer’s family over the past few years.
On Wednesday, the One Direction singer’s sister Félicité passed out after a suspected cardiac arrest at her apartment in Earls Court, West London. When emergency responders arrived, she was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 12:52hrs on Wednesday, 13 March to a residential address … following reports of a female in cardiac arrest,” the Metropolitan Police told PEOPLE in a statement. “Officers attended. A female believed to be aged 18 was pronounced dead at the scene. At this stage, the death is being treated as unexplained. A post-mortem examination will take place in due course. Enquiries continue.”
A representative for the singer, 27, did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Félicité’s death comes just over two years after their mother Johannah Deakin died of leukemia on Dec. 7, 2016. She was 43.
“Johannah was first and foremost a truly amazing mother to seven children – Louis, Lottie, Félicité, and two sets of twins, Phoebe and Daisy and Ernest and Doris — whose individual talents and success are testament to the principles and beliefs she instilled in them,” Deakin’s husband Dan Deakin said in a statement at the time. “She was also an incredibly proud grandmother to [Louis’ son] Freddie.”
“Incredibly selfless, she would always look to put other people before herself,” Dan continued. “She desired nothing more than for everyone around her to be happy and loving. She worked tirelessly on numerous charity campaigns, creating memories for many individuals and their families.
“It wasn’t uncommon for Johannah to hear through the media of an individual in need of assistance, and she would immediately make it her objective to get that person what they often desperately needed, and rarely without success. These are the things that made Johannah happy and content in life, and all of which for me made her simply the perfect wife and best friend to face each day with.”
Earlier this month, Louis paid tribute to his late mother in his song “Two of Us” — the first single off his debut album.
Then, in May 2018, Tomlinson’s estranged father Troy Austin revealed he was battling liver cancer. Austin reportedly had a four-hour surgery to remove the tumor.
Austin told The Sun that he believed his cancer came after years of drinking and smoking.
“I can’t blame it on anything else. Each day I was smoking up to 25 cigarettes and drinking six to eight cans of Tyskie, a Polish lager,” Austin told the newspaper. “And my diet was terrible. It was Chinese and Indian takeaways and a lot of chips.”
Austin said there were days he would go without eating, adding, “but [I] would just drink and smoke.”At the time, Austin and Tomlinson had not spoken in five years, but Austin said he was open to reconnecting, telling the outlet:
“My life is changing now. If he ever wanted to make contact then I would be happy for that to happen.”