Louis Tomlinson found it ‘easier’ to cope with sister’s death than his mother’s


Louis Tomlinson opened up on his sister Felicite’s death (Picture: Instagram)

Louis Tomlinson found it ‘easier’ to deal with his sister’s death than his mother’s

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

His sister Félicité, 18, died in her West London flat last March after taking an accidental overdose of cocaine, Xanax and Oxycodone.

The One Direction star said that whilst both deaths hit him ‘with a big impact’, he found it easier to help his family handle the grief the second time around because he knew what to say to his siblings.

‘Both felt very individual, and hit me with a big impact… I think dealing with the family, how I can be there for them, that was easier the second time because the first time I was grieving and didn’t know what to say,’ he told The Telegraph magazine.

His mum Johannah died aged 43 in 2016 from leukemia (Picture: Getty)

‘As time went on I grew to understand what to say to my sisters,’ he added.

Louis – who also has three other sisters – has taken on the role of provider and father figure, something which he likes doing.

He explained: ‘Without being too soppy, I like looking after people, it’s cool. At the moment I’m stressing trying to convince Daisy and Phoebe to go to sixth form. They’ve been to private school near Donny, and it’s proper expensive.

‘I’m paying for it thinking they’re staying on, but now they don’t want to go. I told them education is important. I’m like, “You’re 16, you haven’t got a f***ing idea what the real world is.”‘

The 28-year-old said Daisy and Phoebe have grown up around the ‘1D craziness’ so he’s trying to instill in them the ‘values’ that their mum taught them.

The Kill My Mind singer previously revealed he hit ‘rock bottom’ after his sister and mum’s death.

‘There’s no time for me to be sat feeling sorry for myself,’ he told the Guardian last year.

‘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 [the deaths in his family].’



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