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Chloe Courtauld Biography
Who was Chloe Courtauld ?
Chloe Courtauld whose family made their fortune from textiles in the 19th century and founded the world-renowned Courtauld Institute of Art in London, had suffered from depression for decades, a coroner was told.
A woman who became famous after an iconic filming of leather-clad motorcyclists in Country Life died after hanging herself in a safe hospital, according to an investigation.
Her mother, Anthea Wodehouse, said at the hearing that she thought Miss Courtauld was safe after being admitted to Warneford Hospital following the sixth failed attempt to take her own life.
How old was Chloe Courtauld ?
She was 47 year old.
But despite regular check-ups, medical staff found Chloe, of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, after trying to hang herself.
Desperate efforts were made to try to resuscitate her, but she died a week later in hospital.
A week-long jury investigation at Oxford Coroners Court began today (Monday) and heard from Chloe’s mother describe her daughter’s troubled past.
Chloe had risen to fame in 1998 after breaking convention by staring at Country Life magazine’s iconic ‘Girl in Pearls’ page dressed in furs, astride a fiery red motorcycle, showing only a glimpse of a diamond necklace.wikipedia
Despite her acclaim, she had struggled with her mental health for many years and was severely affected by the suicide of her brother in 2012, the coroner was told.
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Mrs. Wodehouse said in her statement that she visited the hospital hours before her daughter hanged herself. She said that she believed that Chloe had lost “all confidence in the treatment” and was so exhausted that she felt little to hold on to in the future.
But she said that she thought her daughter was in a safe place where nothing bad would happen to her.
Referring to her last visit, she said: ‘Chloe was waiting for me at the window and we went for a walk together. We barely left when she wanted to go back.
‘The next hour we sat in silence while she lovingly and tenderly caressed her face, telling me how much she loved me. She couldn’t stop crying.
‘I said’ okay, go and lie down and I’ll see you tomorrow. ‘ She turned and looked at me with a look I will never forget. It was so deep and full of love and that would be the last time she would see her alive. ”
After completing the trip back to London, she received a phone call about the suicide attempt.
She added: ‘I was stunned.
‘I didn’t blame the staff. They tried to do their best for her and the most difficult case was presented to them.
“ She was in a chronic state that made her life impossible to handle. If someone wants to end her life, she will find a way, wherever she is ”.
Miss Courtauld had arrived at the hospital on July 19, 2019, after her sixth suicide attempt.
He had endured two years of serious mental illness with doctors struggling to diagnose and treat his condition.
His mother added: “She told me that she did not want to die but that she could not bear to feel so bad.”
Her anxiety affected her ability to sleep, stay still, and think. During a previous visit to a private hospital, the only way she could manage her condition was to have the shopping channel on television 24 hours a day.
She, too, could not bear the noise and took and left various medications.
Pathologist Ian Roberts said in the investigation that Ms. Courtauld was found hanged on August 4, but her death was confirmed on August 11. The final cause of her death was bronchopneumonia as a result of hypoxic brain injury, caused by hanging.
She said she couldn’t say for sure how long it had been since they found her, but she said it was likely between five and ten minutes.
Due to the location of her death, the police sealed her room.
The officer in charge of the investigation said there was no evidence of third-party involvement or anything suspicious.
Police also confirmed that Chloe had been seen at 2.40pm by a trainee nurse and was lying on her bed, but she responded with a ‘hello’.
Later, a health care assistant found her hanging on the door at 3.30 p.m., who raised the alarm.
“There was no interaction with anyone between those moments,” police confirmed.
The investigation will resume tomorrow (Tuesday).
For confidential support, call the Samaritans at 116123 or visit a local Samaritans branch, see www.samaritans.org for details.
Chloe Courtauld Quick and Facts
- Chloe Courtauld, 47, was found hanging in Oxford on October 4, 2019, and died seven days later
- Miss Courtauld appeared on an iconic front page of Country Life magazine in 1998, wearing leathers and pearls astride a red motorcycle
- She was also a keen explorer and had trekked 200 miles over Greenland’s ice caps in 2009
- For confidential support, call the Samaritans on 116123 or visit a local Samaritans