Eva Rausing inquest

An inquest resumes into the death of multi-millionairess Eva Rausing who was found dead in Chelsea

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Eva Rausing killed by drug dependency, coroner rules

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The body of Eva Rausing was found at the couple's five-storey home in Chelsea. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Eva Rausing, the wife of multi-millionaire Hans Kristian Rausing, died as a result of the dependant abuse of drugs, a coroner ruled today.

The 48-year-old's body was found in an advanced state of decomposition in July at the couple's west London home. She had died in May.

Mr Rausing, the heir to the Tetra Pak fortune, was given two suspended sentences in August after admitting that he prevented the lawful and decent burial of his wife's body.

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Inquest resumes into death of Eva Rausing

Eva Rausing was found dead in July Credit: Alan Davidson/Press Association Images

An inquest is set to resume today into the death of multi-millionairess Eva Rausing.

The 48-year-old was found dead in July at the five-storey Chelsea home she shared with her husband Hans, heir to the Tetra Pak fortune and one of Britain's richest men.

Police discovered the mother-of-four's body in an advanced state of decomposition after they arrested her husband on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs on July 9.