Félicité Tomlinson’s last ever appearance on YouTube sees her poignantly undergoing a tattoo tribute to her beloved siblings who lost their mother two years ago. In footage posted on February 9, the budding social media star is seen giggling and joking with her tattoo artist and treating the team to a round of hot drinks. 18-year-old Félicité then removes her black jacket to reveal her slender figure as she prepares for the inking. The sister of One Direction’s Louis is then seen nervously fidgeting with her brunette locks before laying down on the couch to have her famous brother’s initial – and those of her five other siblings – etched on her arm.
Her latest and final tattoo heartbreakingly joined the tribute to late mother Johannah, who died at the age of 43 in December 2016. Fans have since flooded the ‘Tatt Chat’ YouTube page with messages of condolences to the Tomlinson family, who have endured their second loss in two years with Félicité’s sudden passing. “I watched this just a few days ago and now she’s just.. gone,” said one. “Rest in peace Felicite, you will be missed by many,” added another. A third shared: “I can’t imagine what Louis must be going through. losing your mother two years ago then losing your sister.” Read More
Elsewhere in the video, Félicité is seen joking about her brother’s boyband past during a Q&A with her tattoo artist. “Harry or Zane?” he cheekily asks her, in reference to Styles and Malik from the group. “F*** you!” responds Félicité giving him a playful slap on the back. She is then asked: “Pain or pleasure?” to which, following a short pause, she responds ‘pleasure’ Félicité also admits that she prefers London to her hometown of Doncaster, having recently moved to further her career. Read More
Félicité and Louis shared a close bond
Tragically, Félicité died at her Earl’s Court after suffering a suspected heart attack on Wednesday. Before her death, the budding social media influencer had outspoken about mental health. The teen was answering questions from her 405,000 Twitter followers, when she highlighted the “disease of addiction” as an area in which more thought and education needed to be given. Writing on Twitter, Félicité said: “I think there is a lot of stigma around addiction and the disease of addiction is misunderstood.”
Félicité spoke on the subject of mental health to her social media followers
She then went on to speak out about other mental illnesses, tweeting: “Depression and anxiety is less stigmatised but there is still a lot of stigma around other mental illnesses.” The fashion designed then hinted that she has battled depression since the loss of her mother. Answering a question about her own mental health, Félicité wrote: “Everyone struggles with things in life especially if they suffer a huge loss or life changing event but I don’t think that’s something rumours she be spread about. “It should be up to the person to talk about it when and if they’re ready to.”