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« Reply #200 on: July 16, 2018, 07:52:59 pm »

Annabelle Neilson dead at 49: Alexander McQueen's best friend who was once married to a Rothschild and starred in Ladies of London passes away
Ladies Of London star Annabelle Neilson has died at the age of 49.
Rothschild is the only son and heir of banker Jacob Rothschild, and is in line to become the fifth Baron Rothschild and inherit around £500million on his father's death.
The former couple met on a beach in India, and his Rothschild's parents were described at the time as being 'appalled' by their 23-year-old son's 'vulgar' choice of wife.
After just three years of marriage, marked by hard-partying and cataclysmic rows, the couple divorced and Neilson reportedly received a generous financial settlement in return for rescinding the dynastic name and signing a confidentiality agreement.
While her young husband's parents were not pleased by their son's choice of wife, Annabelle was in fact well connected - her paternal grandmother was a second cousin of the late Queen Mother.
The brunette beauty was the daughter of Elizabeth, the Marquesa Campus di Santinelli, while her first cousin was the Earl of Warwick. As a young girl Annabelle enjoyed play dates at Warwick Castle.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5959949/Annabelle-Neilson-dead-49-Alexander-McQueens-best-friend-starred-Ladies-London.html
She seemed to have gone off the rails when she didn’t want to return to the show. I think she returned to her wild ways as she seemed to have been stuck back in the days of her with Alexander McQueen and the jet set lifestyle with her model friends. On the show, although irritating at times, she seemed to just be herself and could care less about the show. It’s a shame she died young.
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« Reply #201 on: July 16, 2018, 08:03:41 pm »

Oh wow!! I liked her on Ladies of London, she wasn't into bytch fights and was just herself and clearly aristocratic/ well-connected. Very sad, but in ways I suppose not too surprising considering her hard partying past and the company she still kept (well known druggies like K Moss). A shame she bunched up her face so terribly with surgeries.

I'm really sad by her death.

A touch surprised, you'd think someone like K Moss wouldn't be able to go on so long... Then again who knows what was going on in Annabelle's life, maybe she had a relapse after that horseriding accident that broke many bones in her body a few years ago? And McQueen's death did a number on her as well.

I'd like to know more..

Hope she's at peace.
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« Reply #202 on: July 16, 2018, 09:40:53 pm »

She died last Thursday (12th) already!!!:

The onetime model turned Ladies Of London reality star died last Thursday, after her body was found by the ambulance service at her £3.1million ($4.1million) home in Chelsea, London, police told DailyMail.com. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

The last person to see McQueen alive, she was left devastated by his death.

'He was my brother, my boyfriend, my soulmate. Most of the time people called me Mrs McQueen. Quite often we were sharing a bed,' she told the Daily Mail in 2015.

'The truth is I was happier with Lee than with anyone else. He asked me to marry him towards the end and I said no. I wish now that I had said yes.'   

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5959949/Annabelle-Neilson-dead-49-Alexander-McQueens-best-friend-starred-Ladies-London.html

Final photo of Annabelle Neilson: Kate Moss' reality star BFF attended lavish Blenheim Palace wedding of her ex boyfriend just two weeks before her death

    The reality star is pictured with Moss at the wedding of ex-boyfriend Lord Edward Spencer-Churchill on July 7
    The British aristocrat was a heroin addict at just 16, but later became clean
    She was the first wife of Nat Rothschild, who she was married to from 1994 to 1997
    She was the last person to see Alexander McQueen alive before his suicide in 2015 
    Annabelle's paternal grandmother was a second cousin of the late Queen Mother
    She starred in two seasons of Bravo's Ladies of London from 2014 to 2015

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5960035/Final-photo-Kate-Moss-reality-star-BFF-tragic-death-pair-attended-lavish-wedding.html
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« Reply #203 on: July 16, 2018, 10:18:07 pm »

Correction

I'm sorry mods, please merge my posts, I did not intend to "spam"!

Apparently she died Monday, namely today (16th), she updated her instagram only 2 days ago.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlNpvlIHMTO/?hl=en&taken-by=annabelleneilson1

It seems it may have been suicide, which was my suspicion: either suicide or her body gave up (after years of drug abuse and surgeries etc: hard lifestyle).

Reports that she was found dead at her Chelsea apartment and that she died broke, but I'd say that's all speculation (for now), but not hard to believe tbh.

https://www.hellomagazine.com/celebrities/2018071650293/annabelle-neilson-dies-aged-49/
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« Reply #204 on: July 17, 2018, 06:58:11 pm »

'Complete shock': Annabelle Neilson's family confirm aristocratic reality star passed away aged 49 from a 'heart attack' - after report she suffered a stroke alone in her London mansion

     'Very sadly, we have been informed today that my sister Annabelle, died as a result of a heart attack at home last Thursday,' said the reality star's sister Millie
    'My parents and I are devastated and shocked by this news,' she added while noting that her sister had just returned from a trip to Spain
    On July 7, five days before her death, Neilson attended the wedding of her ex-boyfriend Lord Edward Spencer-Churchill 
    Kate Moss paid tribute to her friend on Tuesday by sharing a photo of the pair from when they first met in the 90s with a broken heart emoji
    On Saturday, a post appeared on Neilson's Instagram page, leading some to believe that the reality star might still be alive
    Marissa Herbert, he costar on the Bravo show Ladies of London, saw the post and wrote:  'Annabelle is that you? xxxx'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5963051/Annabelle-Neilson-died-sudden-stroke-Ladies-London-costar-posts-heartbreaking-note.html

Neilson is survived by her parents Max and Elizabeth Neilson, and a sister, Millie.  Mr. Neilson is a property developer and his wife is an interior designer.


Andy Cohen and Ladies Of London star Caroline Fleming pay tribute to 'sweet, delicate soul' Annabelle Neilson following her death at 49

    Model and socialite's body was found at her £3m home in Chelsea last Thursday
    Her sister released a statement on behalf of the family on Tuesday
    Annabelle pictured days earlier at wedding of her ex Edward Spencer Churchill
    British aristocrat was a heroin addict at just 16 after a brutal gap year attack
    She was the first wife of Nat Rothschild and they were married from 1994 to 1997
    Alexander McQueen was her best friend and last person to see before his death

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5963177/Andy-Cohen-Caroline-Fleming-pay-tribute-Annabelle-Neilson-following-death-49.html

https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/17/16/4E58638F00000578-0-image-a-9_1531842238547.jpg

On Tuesday morning, Fleming shared a sweet throwback snap of herself alongside Neilson along with a touching caption which began: 'My sweet Tinky, no words can express how devastated I feel at loosing you.

'Sweet delicate soul, you will be sorely missed.'

She continued by saying that they spoke as recently as Wednesday and that they had planned to go to lunch next week but instead it will be her funeral.

Millie released a statement on Tuesday regarding her passing which read: 'Very sadly, we have been informed today that my sister Annabelle, died as a result of a heart attack at home last Thursday. It has come as a complete shock, as she had many plans having recently returned from Spain.

'My parents and I are devastated and shocked by this news. We would ask the media to respect the privacy of our family and Annabelle’s close friends during this very difficult time. We will not be making any further statement at this time. We thank you for your consideration.'
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« Reply #205 on: July 19, 2018, 10:33:00 am »

Queen of Clubs: Annabelle Neilson

From the Tatler archives, our 2007 interview with the late Annabelle Neilson

https://ta-images.condecdn.net/image/mP0x12zK7K1/crop/810/f/annabelle-neilson-tatler-lee-perkins-2.jpg

https://www.tatler.com/article/queen-of-clubs-annabelle-neilson



EXCLUSIVE: Inside the plush London penthouse where tragic socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson lay dead for five days - as it's revamped and sold for £2.3m

    Tara Palmer-Tomkinson was found dead at her luxury flat in Earls Court, west London, in February last year
    Former party girl, 45, had lived in the flat she bought for £1.7million in 2005 for 13 years during her wild years
    Penthouse was refurbished by the executors of her will and sold to American owners for £2.3m - £200k less than the asking price - in January this year
    Socialite, who was friends with Prince William and Harry, died in her sleep as a result of a perforated stomach ulcer
    Her body is thought to have gone undiscovered for five days at the flat before being found by her cleaner

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5967787/Inside-2-3m-London-penthouse-tragic-socialite-Tara-Palmer-Tomkinson-lay-dead-five-days.html
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« Reply #206 on: July 20, 2018, 02:33:13 am »

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Queen's nephew David Linley hit by £1.5million loss to furniture design business
The Queen’s furniture designer nephew David Linley numbers Sir Elton John and Oprah Winfrey among his gilded clients.
But it would seem that Linley — the 2nd Earl of Snowdon, as he officially became on his father’s death early in 2017 — could do with significantly more of their patronage, judging by accounts just published for David Linley & Company Limited, which show that it plunged to a £1.5 million loss for the last financial year.
Perhaps he had other things on his mind. Linley, 56, was recently appointed by Prince of Wales as No. 2 of his new charity, The Prince’s Foundation. And the Earl has also just withdrawn from an election for a seat — reserved for hereditary peers — in the House of Lords.
Linley has endured commercial challenges before.
After the financial crisis, he turned for assistance to a Russian oligarch, Sergei Pugachev, nicknamed ‘Cashier to the Kremlin’, who extended him a £400,000 loan.
That connection did not, alas, endure, with Pugachev leaving the company in 2011 and ending up a fugitive in France to escape extradition to Russia whose government accused him of embezzling £655 million. Linley then found a saviour in the form of British yacht broker Jamie Edmiston, who invested £4 million — in return for 60 per cent of the business. But in 2014 Edmiston sold 56 per cent of the company to a Malaysian duo, David Chua and Dato’ Sri Nazir Razak.
Last year, the company seemed finally to have turned the corner. Declaring that it had enjoyed ‘a transformational’ 12 months, it opened a store in Piccadilly and revamped its Belgravia HQ, and announced that it had made a profit of £337,000 on sales of £13.5 million.
But that appears to have been something of a false dawn, with shareholders pumping another £2 million into the company, which employs 69 staff — and an unnamed highest paid director who trousered £297,439 last year.
The company attributes part of the loss to ‘the completion of its estate refurbishment programme’.
The company very recently opened a store in Piccadilly and revamped its Belgravia HQ as part of a turnaround
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-5972739/SEBASTIAN-SHAKESPEARE-Queens-nephew-David-Linley-hit-1-5million-business-loss.html
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« Reply #207 on: July 27, 2018, 11:42:43 pm »

Supermodels Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell lead the mourners at London funeral of socialite Annabelle Nielson, 49, who was found dead at her £3.1million Chelsea flat 'after heart attack'

    Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss joined Meg Mathews at St Paul’s Church in Knightsbridge, central London
    Model Annabelle Neilson, 49, died of natural causes at her £3.1million Chelsea home earlier this month
    Liv Tyler and Orlando Bloom were outside the church, but her ex-husband Nathaniel Rothschild was absent

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6000821/Kate-Moss-joins-Naomi-Campbell-Meg-Matthews-St-Pauls-Church-funeral-Annabelle-Nielson.html
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