Rausing died of drug abuse

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 decomposed in July at the couple's west London home. She had died in May.

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Eva Rausing killed by drug dependency, coroner rules

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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