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Katy French -timeline of her final days

Published 17/07/2013 | 05:00

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Thursday, November 29, 2007 Katy French celebrates her 24th birthday with family and friends at a party in Krystle nightclub. At the end of the party she goes on to the Westbury Hotel with journalist Brendan O'Connor and Garda Enda Waters, left.

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Friday, November 30 Katy returns to her Citywest apartment early in the morning. She later has an interview with Mr O'Connor for the 'Sunday Independent'.

Saturday, December 1 She has a photoshoot in Palmerstown House with Andrea Roche, left. The two then spend the afternoon filming a TV show pilot at Dundrum Town Centre.

7.30pm to 8pm: Katy calls into her mother Janet's house in Stillorgan. She watches television, has something to eat, and talks to her mother about the birthday party. Janet French says her daughter seems "a little moody" and isn't her normal smiling and chatty self.

11.30pm: Katy leaves her mother's house.

Sunday, December 2 1.30am: Katy arrives at the home of Kieron Ducie and Ann Corcoran in Kilmessan, Co Meath.

10am: The model, left, is driven to Our Lady's Hospital in Navan after collapsing in the house.

Thursday, December 6 After five days in a coma, doctors switch off life-support. She dies in the arms of her sister Jill, right, with her parents by her side.

February 20, 2013 Ducie and Corcoran plead guilty to charges connected with Katy's death. They admit procuring another man – Russell Memery – to possess cocaine for the purpose of sale or supply and get suspended sentences. A second charge of failing to obtain medical assistance for Ms French in a timely fashion is dropped.

July 16, 2013 Open verdict recorded in Katy's inquest. A post-mortem finds she died from injuries to the brain from seizures from cocaine and ephedrine.

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