Louis Tomlinson addresses sister Félicité's death for first time

Louis Tomlinson has spoken about the death of his sister Félicité for the first time, saying the passing of his sibling and mum is ‘the darkest s*** I’m going to have to deal with’.

The One Direction star lost his mother Johannah Deakin in December 2016, when she died after a battle with a ‘very aggressive form of leukaemia’ aged 43.

And just over two years later, Félicité, 18, died in her West London flat in March this year, with an inquest ruling she took an accidental overdose of cocaine, Xanax and Oxycodone.

Speaking to the Guardian, Louis, 27, admitted that the tragedies in his family have given him a different perspective.

The former One Direction star said: ‘That whole dark side I’ve gone through, it sounds stupid to say, but it gives me strength everywhere else in my life, because that’s the darkest shit that I’m going to have to deal with.

‘So it makes everything else, not feel easier and not less important, but, in the grand scheme of things, you see things for what they are, I suppose.’

He continued: ‘There’s no time for me to be sat feeling sorry for myself. I’ve been to rock bottom and I feel like, whatever my career’s going to throw in front of me, it’s going to be nothing as big or as emotionally heavy as that.

‘So, weirdly, I’ve turned something that’s really dark into something that empowers me, makes me stronger.’

The Kill My Mind singer added that his fans have given him major love and support, and that he doesn’t want people to feel sorry for him.

Earlier this month, an inquest heard that Félicité was found unresponsive by her friend Zainab Mohammed with ‘white lips’ the morning after she took cocaine.

Despite resuscitation efforts, the teenager was pronounced dead by paramedics.

Dr Paul Eulinger said in a statement: ‘She admitted she didn’t want to give up drugs and she knew it could kill her.’

Coroner Dr Shirley Radcliffe, recording a misadventure verdict said of the drugs: ‘It was a perfect storm, the OxyCodone, the alpraxolam (Xanax) and cocaine. ‘I find no evidence this was a deliberate act to end her life.’

Félicité is survived by her siblings Louis, Daisy, Phoebe, Lottie, Ernest and Doris, her father Mark and her stepdad Dan.

Louis – who has a three-year-old son Freddie with Briana Jungwirth – is currently promoting his new single Kill My Mind, his fifth solo single after Just Hold On with Steve Aoki, Back To You with Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals, Miss You and Two Of Us, which was written about his mum.

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