Guinness Heiress Honor Uloth Passes Away at 19 From Drowning

Honor Uloth, an heiress to the Guinness beer fortune, has passed away at age 19 following a swimming pool accident.

According to the coroner’s report obtained by People on Monday, Uloth was found unresponsive at the bottom of a swimming pool during a family party on July 31.

“Honor and her family were attending a family party in Spinney Lane, Itchenor, West Sussex. During the evening Honor was in the hot tub which was close by the swimming pool. At around 11.00pm she left the hot tub to go swimming in the swimming pool. Shortly afterwards Honor was found unresponsive at the bottom of the swimming pool,” it stated.

While the pool “was lit,” the report states that Uloth appears to have “either jumped or slipped into the pool and in doing so hit her head rendering herself unconscious. It is not clear what she hit her head on. There is no evidence that she suffered a medical event.”

The Daily Mail reported last week that Uloth was discovered by her 15-year-old brother Rufus, who dived in and pulled her out of the pool.

Uloth was rushed to St. Richard’s Hospital in Chichester and was later transferred to St. Thomas’s Hospital in London. Sadly, she passed away six days later on August 6. Daily Mail adds that Uloth suffered a broken shoulder and brain injuries.

Per the report, her death was ruled an accident and the cause of death was due to hypoxic brain injury.

According to the Irish Central, coroner’s officer Geoff Charnock confirmed that Uloth had not been drinking alcohol the night of her death.

In a statement to the Daily Mail, Uloth’s father Rupert said, “Honor was a diamond girl with a heart of gold whose ability to shine and bring lightness and joy was her life signature.”

Her family also told the Daily Mail that Honor “always made it clear that if anything happened to her, she would like her organs to be donated to those in need.”

“The doctors say that, with the matches they have found, it looks like she is going to help save four lives and seriously enhance ten more,” they continued.

Her family from Midhurst, West Sussex, told the Daily Mail that Uloth — reportedly an art history student at Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, England — spent her last day “riding polo ponies in the morning, seeing friends on the beach in the afternoon and enjoying an evening with close friends and family over a delicious al fresco supper.”

“It was her perfect kind of day,” they added.

Our condolences go out to Honor’s family and loved ones for their loss.


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