Our hearts are breaking for the whole Tomlinson family. It seems that they’ve been through more tragedy than most following the death of their mother, Johannah Deakin, in 2016, and now they’re also mourning the loss of their 18-year-old sister, Félicité Tomlinson. After the teen passed from a suspected heart attacked on Thursday, March 14, sources tell In Touch that her brother, former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson, has been “inconsolable” since hearing the news and that the two siblings were “very close.” Now, two of the singer’s siblings, 15-year-old twins Daisy and Phoebe, have spoken out publicly in honor of Félicité.
“This is the fourth time I’ve tried to write this. No words will come close to explaining how broken I am, once again,” Daisy shared on her Instagram. “My precious sister. My heart is bleeding. I keep imagining and praying they have the wrong person. Not my sister, my best friend. … I can still feel your arms wrapping around my waist and your lips kissing my head. I can hear your voice. I want to hold you, keep you safe. Tell you how much you meant to me and how much I adored you. I’m frightened without you. You’ve left me feeling alone.”
She also shared a memory of her sister. “It was only a few weeks ago that we were sat on the sofa bed at 3 a.m. drinking tea, eating french fries and chatting about the future. You told me about all your plans. We were excited. I pushed you away when you tried cuddling me; I thought I would have so many more chances to do that. I would cuddle you a million times over if you were still here, with me. Protecting me from this cruel world.”
Phoebe had similar sentiments to share. “Words don’t even begin to describe how shocked and broken hearted we all are,” she wrote. “You were my best friend, sister, motivator and [the] person that could make me laugh until I cried. I’m lost without you, and the thought of never seeing you again scares me like you wouldn’t believe. I will love you forever and ever, and you and mama will have a place in my heart until the day I die. Please tell me [you’re] watching over us and that you will always remember the way we all laughed together.”
She also had specific stories she wanted to share with the world. “Our memories will stay with me forever. We made so many. I remember me, Dais, Lotts and you all sleeping in the same room on two bunk beds, and we’d chat all night about random things that made us giggle,” she continued. “You were the best at storytelling. Mummy needed you and you desperately needed her. I’m so glad [you’re] together now and she has you to rub her feet in heaven like you used to. I pray that you’re in a better place now. We love you like you wouldn’t believe. Fly high my beautiful sister 👼🏼”
Daisy finished with the same comforting words: “Mama needed you. I hope you are happier up there with her. Make sure you don’t forget about us. Keep us in your conversations. I have two angels now, watching over me. I can’t wait to make you both so proud of me.”
Louis, 27, is the oldest of his siblings and has yet to speak out publicly. Neither has his 20-year-old sister, Charlotte, a.k.a. Lottie Tomlinson. The family also includes 5-year-old twins, Doris and Ernest Deakin.