LOUIS Tomlinson’s sister Félicité opened up to fans about depression and addiction before her untimely death.
The tragic 18-year-old, who suffered a cardiac arrest at home on Wednesday, told her legion of followers how drug addiction is a “disease”.
The teen, who was nicknamed Fizzy, was outspoken about the stigma surrounding mental health.
She wrote online two months ago: “I think there is a lot of stigma around addiction and the disease of addiction is misunderstood.”
She added to her 1.4 million Instagram followers: “Depression and anxiety is less stigmatised but there is still a lot of stigma around other mental illnesses.”
Louis, 27, and Félicité lost their mum Johannah to cancer in 2016 and when asked about rumours she had been battling depression, she replied to fans on January 12: “Everyone struggles with things in life especially if they suffer a huge loss or life changing event …
Felicite had spoken on Instagram about her mum Johannah’s (pictured right) death[/caption]
“But I don’t think that’s something rumours should be spread about.
“It should be up to the person to talk about it when and if they’re ready to.”
The Instagram star collapsed after a suspected heart attack at her fourth-floor studio apartment in Earls Court, West London, on Wednesday lunchtime.
Louis, 27, who was working in London, was informed of the death on Wednesday night.
It is understood police found no signs of drugs at the address.
The person who called 999, who has not been identified, was spoken to by officers.
A Met Police spokesman said: “Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 12.52pm to a residential address in SW5.”
The London Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 12.51pm.
“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.”
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Last night, a family source told The Sun: “Felicite was an absolutely adored young woman who was loved by Louis and her whole family.
“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.”
HIT HARD BY MUM'S DEATH
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LOUIS Tomlinson became head of his family following the death of his beloved mother Johannah Deakin in December 2016 from leukaemia.
The One Direction superstar, who is 27, was the eldest of midwife Johannah’s seven children.
She split from Louis’ father Troy Austin when the pop star was a toddler.
Louis, who is estranged from his dad, took the name of his mum’s second husband Mark Tomlinson.
The couple had four children – make-up artist and style queen Lottie, 20, Félicité , who was 18 when she died on Wednesday, and identical twins Daisy and Phoebe, 15.
After Mark and Johannah split in 2010, she went on to have twins Ernest and Doris in February 2014 with Daniel Deakin, who she married in July that year.
Just last week Louis told The Sun’s podcast The Dan Wootton Interview how he had taken responsibility for his family since the death of his beloved mum.
Speaking of how he coped, he said: “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.
“And that’s kept me driven, that’s kept me determined and that’s helped with going through all that stuff I think is being there for my family.
“It definitely was difficult at first, but like I say, I think the responsibility, actually, that I have for other people helps me.”
He added: “I’m lucky to have really, really good people around me. My family are amazing, I’ve got great friends, my girlfriend’s amazing, my boy’s amazing.
“So I’ve got so many people around me to make me constantly feel good and responsible that that keeps me going, definitely.”
Johannah battled aggressive leukaemia since the beginning of 2016 and she passed away at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield.
Louis dedicated a performance on The X Factor final to her less than a week later, saying his track Just Hold On was written about her.
It was her final wish that Louis go ahead with the TV gig despite her imminent death.