'Ladies of London’ star Annabelle Neilson’s cause of death revealed

Annabelle Neilson died suddenly from a stroke, the Westminster Coroner’s Court confirmed to Radar Online on Tuesday, July 17.

A spokesperson for the coroner told the website, “The cause of death was cerebrovascular accident,” using the official medical term.

As previously reported, the Ladies of London star died on Thursday, July 12, at the age of 49. London’s Metropolitan Police Service told Us Weekly that the death was not being treated as suspicious.

Neilson worked as a model for years and was close friends with fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who died by suicide at age 40 in February 2015. She joined the Bravo reality series in 2014 but announced her exit the following year after two seasons. In more recent years, she worked as a children’s author, writing a series of books titled The Me Me Me’s, which were inspired by her struggles with dyslexia.

The reality star, who was raised in a wealthy British aristocratic family, had spoken candidly through the years about her past. She battled drug addiction and mental health issues after being assaulted at age 16 during a trip to Perth, Australia.

“I fell into a serious depression and became a heroin addict because it provided an escape bubble and was the only way I could cope,” she told the Daily Mail in December 2015. “In a way, heroin saved me, because otherwise I would have killed myself.”

Neilson was married to banker Nathaniel Rothschild from 1994 to 1997. She is survived by her parents, Max and Elizabeth, and her sister, Millie.

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Linda Thompson, David Foster, and family (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Linda Thompson and David Foster during 59th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 18: David & Linda (Jenner, Thompson) Foster (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 18: David & Linda (Jenner, Thompson) Foster (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 18: David & Linda (Jenner, Thompson) Foster (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 18: David & Linda (Jenner, Thompson) Foster (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 18: David & Linda (Jenner, Thompson) Foster (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 18: David & Linda (Jenner, Thompson) Foster (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 18: David & Linda (Jenner, Thompson) Foster (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 18: David & Linda (Jenner, Thompson) Foster (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Linda Thompson (second from left) and David Foster (center) with their family (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Linda Thompson and David Foster during David Foster/Neil Bogart Memorial Fund at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
David Foster & Linda Thompson during City of Hope - 96 Spirit of Life Award at Universal City Walk in Universal City, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
David Foster & Linda Thompson during The 40th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arista Records Pre-GRAMMY Party at Beverly Hills Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Mychal Watts/WireImage)
Actress Linda Thompson and producer David Foster attend 35th Anniversary Party for American Bandstand on September 14, 1987 at Chasen's Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Producer David Foster and actress Linda Thompson attend the book party for The Diet Principal on March 25, 1987 at Neiman-Marcus Store in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Producer David Foster and actress Linda Thompson attend Quincy Jones Party on July 16, 1990 at Roxbury Night Club in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Linda Thompson and producer David Foster attend Clive Davis Pre-Party for 35th Annual Grammy Awards on February 23, 1993 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Linda Thompson and producer David Foster attend National Grammy in the School Day on February 19, 1993 at Hollywood High School in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Producer David Foster, actress Linda Thompson and family attend the world premiere of The Shadow on June 26, 1994 at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Linda Thompson and producer David Foster attend 23rd Annual American Music Awards on January 29, 1996 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Linda Thompson and producer David Foster attend the world premiere of Sphere on February 11, 1998 at Mann Village Theater in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Producer David Foster and actress Linda Thompson attend National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Governors Awards on June 15, 2000 at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
(Original Caption) Linda Thompson with David Foster. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) David Foster and Linda Thompson. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
David Foster and Linda Thompson during 'Rock Star' Los Angeles Premiere at Mann Village in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
David Foster & wife Linda Thompson (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
CENTURY CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Award recipients Songwriters David Foster and Linda Thompson attend the Women In Film Celebrates The Crystal and Lucy Awards on September 20, 2002 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
David Foster & Linda Thompson during The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation's 7th 'Grand Slam for Children' Fundraiser - Backstage and Audience at The MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Linda Thompson, Robin Williams and David Foster during St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 'Shower of Stars' 40th Anniversary - Arrivals and Dinner Reception at Cannon Center in Memphis, Tenessee, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 13: (L to R) Award winners Linda Thompson and David Foster arrive in the press room at the 2003 Primetime Creative Emmy Awards with their Emmy for Oustanding Music and Lyrics 'For Concert World Children' at the Shrine Auditorium on September 13, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Linda Thompson & David Foster during 2nd Annual Childhelp Tennis Classic at Beverly Hills Country Club in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by J. Merritt/FilmMagic)
Linda Thompson and David Foster during Chopard Celebrates the West Coast Launch of Jackie Collins' New Novel 'Hollywood Divorces' at Chopard Botique in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage for Chopard )
David Foster and wife Linda Thompson during Celebrity Fight Night X at JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona, United States. (Photo by M. Caulfield/Getty Images)
Linda Thompson and David Foster during 6th Annual Mercedes-Benz DesignCure at Home of Sugar Ray and Bernadette Leonard in Pacific Palisades, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Linda Thompson and David Foster during Mercedes Benz Presents the 16th Annual Carousel Of Hope Gala - Arrivals at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
David Foster and Linda Thompson during Clive Davis' 2005 Pre-GRAMMY Awards Party - Cocktail Reception at Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage for J Records)
Brandon Jenner, Linda Thompson and David Foster during Words and Music in Honor of 'Fahrenheit 9/11' at House of Blues in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 08: (L-R) TV personality Brody Jenner, musician Brandon Jenner, actress Linda Thompson and musician David Foster pose at the Brandon and Leah album release party for 'Cronies' on April 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19: Annabelle Neilson attends Claridge's Christmas Tree 2016 Party, with tree designed by Sir Jony Ive and Marc Newson, at Claridge's Hotel on November 19, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Claridge's)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Annabelle Neilson (L) and Edward Enninful attend Edward Enninful's OBE dinner at Mark's Club on October 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Edward Enninful)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 11: Annabelle Neilson attends the launch of Annabelle Neilson's new children's books 'Dreamy Me' and 'Messy Me' at Waterstones, Piccadilly, on February 11, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Annabelle Neilson attends the InStyle EE Rising Star party ahead of the EE BAFTA Awards at 100 Wardour St on February 4, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for InStyle)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Annabelle Neilson attends the VIP Premiere of 'A Bigger Splash' hosted by AnOther magazine and Dior at The Curzon Mayfair on October 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Annabelle Neilson -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Annabelle Neilson -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01: Annabelle Neilson attends the UK Premiere of 'Buttercup Bill' at Curzon Soho on September 1, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Annabelle Neilson attends the NSPCC Neo-Romantic Art Gala at Masterpiece London on June 30, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 10: Annabelle Neilson attends a private dinner in celebration of the Carolyn Murphy and cheekfrills collaboration at Spring at Somerset House on June 10, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for cheekfrills)
LADIES OF LONDON -- Season:2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Annabelle Neilson, Caroline Fleming, Marissa Hermer, Caroline Stanbury, Juliet Angus, Julie Montagu -- (Photo by: Rebecca Miller/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Annabelle Neilson attends the Spring Gala In Aid of the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital hosted by QBF and Kerzner Calliva at Claridge's Hotel on May 12, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Quercus Biasi Foundation)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Annabelle Neilson attends a private view for the 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum on March 12, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Annabelle Neilson (L) and Kate Moss arrive at the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Fashion Gala at the V&A, presented by American Express and Kering on March 12, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Victoria and Albert Museum)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Annabelle Neilson (L) and Naomi Campbell attend the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Fashion Gala at the V&A, presented by American Express and Kering on March 12, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Victoria and Albert Museum)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Annabelle Neilson walks the runway at the Fashion For Relief charity fashion show to kick off London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015/16 at Somerset House on February 19, 2015 in London, England. The Fashion For Relief show is in support of Ebola, raising funds and awareness for Disaster Emergency Committee: Ebola Crisis Appeal and the Ebola Survival Fund. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Annabelle Neilson attends Unicef UK's SyriART auction as artworks from leading contemporary artists went under the hammer at Phillips Gallery on December 11, 2014 in London, England. The auction is raising vital funds to help protect Syrian children from danger, the UK Government will match all UK public donations and successful bids to SyriArt �1 for �1. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Unicef)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Annabelle Neilson attends as Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi launch Preen's The Archivists on December 4, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Preen)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Annabelle Neilson attends a party in celebration of Edward Enninful in The Oscar Wilde Bar, Hotel Cafe Royal, on December 1, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 07: Annabelle Neilson attends the ITV BE launch at ITV Studios on October 7, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 09: Annabelle Neilson attends Jo Wood and Yasmin Mill's Summer Party at Boujis on July 9, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 12: Annabelle Neilson attends 'Heist' launch, London's first 'Anti-Gallery', showcasing fine art photography from around the world on June 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for The Heist)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: Annabelle Neilson attends the 5th annual Rodial Beautiful Awards to celebrate women of style, beauty and elegance at St Martins Lane Hotel on March 10, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Rodial)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Annabelle Neilson attends the InStyle Best of British Talent party in celebration of BAFTA, in association with Lancome and Sky Living, at Dartmouth House on February 4, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for InStyle)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Annabelle Neilson attends the Alexander McQueen and Frieze Dinner to celebrate the Frieze Art Fair 2013 on October 17, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Alexander McQueen)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 02: Annabelle Neilson attends the Masterpiece Midsummer Party in aid of Marie Curie at The Royal Hospital Chelsea on July 2, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Nick Harvey/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 30: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Annabelle Neilson attends Fran Cutler's surprise birthday party supported by ABSOLUT Elyx at The Box Soho on April 30, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 26: Annabelle Neilson attends the ABSOLUT Elyx launch party at The Box Soho on March 26, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Annabelle Neilson attends as famed American fitness club 'Equinox' launch their first UK location on High Street Kensington on October 23, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Annabelle Neilson attends a private party celebrating the launch of A/W12 AnOther Magazine and the UK opening of Rag & Bone's London Flagship store at Annabels on September 15, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Annabelle Neilson attends the Dazed & Confused 20th Anniversary Party coinciding with the launch of Dazed's new book 'Making It Up As We Go Along' at W London Leicester Square on November 3, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: Sharna Liguz, Annabelle Neilson and Kate Moss sit in the front row at the James Small Menswear Spring/Summer 2012 runway show during London Fashion Week at the Vauxhall Fashion Scout on September 21, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Annabelle Neilson attends the Rimmel & Kate Moss Party to celebrate their 10 year partnership at Battersea Power station on September 15, 2011 in London, England. On the eve of London Fashion Week, Rimmel launches the 'Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick Collection' designed by the supermodel herself to celebrate her 10 year collaboration with the brand. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images for Rimmel)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 08:  Annabelle Neilson attends the launch party for Stephen Webster: 7 Deadly Sins And No Regrets at the Old Vic Tunnels on December 8, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
Kate Moss, Annabelle Neilson and Naomi Campbell at Naomi Campbell's 'Fashion For Relief' catwalk show at Somerset House. (Photo by rune hellestad/Corbis via Getty Images)
LONDON - OCTOBER 21: Annabelle Neilson arrives at the premiere of 'Anvil! The Story Of Anvil' during the BFI 52nd London Film Festival, at the Odeon West End on October 21, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
Designer Alexander McQueen and Annabelle Neilson arriving at the Alexander McQueen New York store opening on 14th Street in New York City. September 5, 2002. Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: Model Naomi Campbell, designer Alexander McQueen, model Kate Moss and Annabelle Neilson arrive for the 'Black' charity auction and fashion show in London 03 June, 2004. The show, sponsored by British designer Alexander McQueen and American Express, will include an auction of celebrity memoribila to aid Lighthouse services to aid people living with AIDS and HIV. AFP PHOTO/NICOLAS ASFOURI (Photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)
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