Tuesday 20 February 2018

Colette Browne: Underneath the mask was a troubled young woman

Colette Browne

Colette Browne

SHE was the poster girl of the Celtic Tiger, with a champagne lifestyle and a stellar modelling career, but behind the glitz and the glamour was a secret life of drug abuse and, allegedly, violence.

Aged just 24, Katy French had the world at her feet. The country's top model, a tabloid pinup and a reality TV star. But her professional success belied her personal turmoil. Where did it all go wrong?

Witness statements relating to her tragic death in 2007 lay bare the sordid details that never made the gossip pages.

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