Louis Tomlinson’s late sister Félicité has been remembered as a ‘sister and best friend’ by her longtime rapper friend, Yungblud.
The British musician, 20, took to his Twitter to pay tribute to the 18-year-old after she was found dead at her home after suffering a suspected heart attack earlier this week.
‘I knew Félicité a lot of my life as initially she was so important to my sister and my best friend. The more we got to know each other the more we became close,’ the emotional post began.
Yungblud, real name Dominic Harrison, who grew up with Félicité in Doncaster, continued: ‘She was always so supportive of my music and would turn up at shows even before I was yungblud.
‘She was such a huge inspiration to young people, especially young women she was so bright and very very sharp. She was taken far too soon. I’m sending all my love to you up there and her family. Sleep tight fizz,’ it was concluded.
Félicité was also seen getting a tattoo in honour of her brother Louis and siblings in her final YouTube video, obtained by The Sun.
She also took to Instagram to explain the inspiration behind the tattoo: ‘ All my siblings initials and my Leo constellation done by the amazing @mileslangford at the @the_londonsocial. Thank you so much I’m in love✨’
In a post shared on 23 February, the teen wrote to her 407,000 followers: ‘Hi sorry I have been gone too long how are you all?’
It was revealed on Thursday that she had been found dead at home from a suspected heart attack. The fashion designer’s death 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’, sources close to the One Direction singer told the paper.
He has pulled out of Friday night’s Comic Relief, where he was due to perform his new single live as one of the headline acts.
Félicité 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.
One neighbour leaving the building on Friday said police came round and asked whether they had ‘heard crying’ on the day Félicité died. The death of Félicité — known as Fizzy — is being treated as ‘unexplained’ at this stage.
A person who was with the aspiring fashion designer and social media influencer called 999. Neighbours living in the west London terraced apartment building – where Félicité is thought to have lived on one of the upper floors – claim police asked if they ‘heard crying’.
One neighbour said today: ‘We had been home for about an hour and the police knocked on our door. They asked if we had heard crying. We didn’t hear anything and I don’t recognise the girl or her name. It’s crazy that happened here.’
A neighbour downstairs said police knocked on doors for around half an hour and seemed satisfied there were no suspicious circumstances.
Danny Smith said: ‘The police were knocking on our doors. They asked if we had seen anything suspicious.
‘They were only here for about half an hour and they seemed satisfied there were no suspicious circumstances. We are all shocked by what has happened.’
University student Tamara, 21, added: ‘We found out last night. I didn’t know she was living here. I think I have seen her once a few weeks ago with a guy in the foyer.
‘I saw an ambulance outside at about 4pm on Wednesday. We only put together what had happened because we saw an article that said she lived here.’
Resident Pu Yang said police also knocked on his door on Wednesday to ask if he had heard anything. He said: ‘The police came around and asked me if I had heard anything. I didn’t. I wasn’t at home Wednesday afternoon.’
A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said: ‘Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 12:52hrs on Wednesday, 13 March to a residential address in SW5, following reports of a female in cardiac arrest.
‘Officers attended. A female believed to be aged 18 was pronounced dead at the scene.
‘Police are in the process of informing her next of kin. At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained. A post-mortem examination will take place in due course. Enquiries continue.’
Their mother Johannah died in 2016 at the age of 43 after a year-long battle with the leukemia.
Louis told BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat that playing the song to his younger sisters Felicite, Charlotte, Daisy and Phoebe was a ‘tough one’.
‘Me as their big brother – if I can sing those words it’ll hopefully help them too,’ he explained, while also admitting he will be ‘drifting off thinking of mum’ while performing the song.
Louis previously discussed the song to House Of Solo magazine, admitting he avoided writing it for a while for fear of not getting it right.
He said: ‘I just feel like, musically, I almost needed to get this song off my chest.
‘People say writing is a part of therapy. In a way, I feel like I’d been avoiding writing this song because I knew I only had one chance to get it right.
‘I don’t mean to be too soppy but if Two of Us can help just one other person who’s going through the tough time I went through, that would make me really happy.’