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Amii Lowndes Biography
A Doctor Who actress died at age 29 after suffering two seizures and collapsing in her parents’ backyard due to undiagnosed epilepsy.
Amii Lowndes died of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), a condition from which around 600 people die each year in the UK.
Her family said that she did not realize that her condition could be fatal.
Bea, her mother, told The Mirror: ‘Amii had a seizure for the first time in 2018, but we only learned about SUDEP after her death.
Speaking after the investigation into Amii’s death, Bea added: “We want change.
“Resources are urgently needed for epilepsy care and talking about SUDEP.
“Nothing will bring Amii back, but if we can save another family that is going through our pain, it will be worth it.” Amii, who also appeared in Casualty and Skins, collapsed in Bristol after returning from her London home during the first confinement.
The coroner heard that after her second seizure in May 2020, a consulting neurologist was unable to diagnose epilepsy despite her signature symptoms.
She was not started on vital antiepileptic medication as recommended after a second episode.
How old is Amii Lowndes?
She is 29 year old
Who alongside Peter Capaldi in 2014 and also had parts in Casualty and Skins
“She and we both would have liked the opportunity to know that seizures, like heart attacks, can be fatal.
“Nothing will bring Amii back, but if we can save another family that is going through our pain, it will be worth it.”
Amii, who appeared on Doctor Who alongside Peter Capaldi in 2014 and also starred in Casualty and Skins, collapsed in Bristol after returning from her London home during the first coronavirus lockdown.
She had her first seizure in 2018 and another in May 2020, but a consulting neurologist was unable to diagnose epilepsy.
Instead, during a phone consultation, she was told that her seizures could be related to a problem with her heart.
Because of this, she did not start antiepileptic medication that could have saved her life.
Cause of Death
Doctors were unable to diagnose epilepsy despite the fact that Ms. Lowndes suffered two seizures, a few weeks before her death.
Giving evidence in the research, Professor David Chadwick said it was “ unlikely ” that her lack of treatment would lead to her death weeks later, on June 15.
But activists say that at least four out of every ten SUDEP deaths could be prevented if victims were offered care and information.
Shakespeare fanatic Amii wanted to pursue a career in theater and spent seven years as a business development manager for RADA, where she trained.
Her colleagues described her as a ‘ray of sunshine’ and there is a plan to place plaques on theater seats in memory of her.
Amii’s family wants to work with the charity SUDEP Action.
Senior Coroner Maria Voisin recorded a narrative verdict. She said she did not believe Amii’s failure to diagnose and treat epilepsy reached the threshold for concluding that negligence contributed to her death.
Amii Lowndes Quicks and Facts
- Amii Lowndes, 29, was killed by sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP)
- Doctors failed to diagnose condition even after Ms Lowndes suffered seizures
- Bea, her mother, revealed Ms Lowndes had seizures in 2018 and May 2020
- A consultant neurologist told Ms Lowndes the seizures could be cardiovascular