The daughter of a television actor has been found dead at a music festival, and now a man is in custody on suspicion of murder.
Twenty-five-year-old Louella Michie was found dead early Monday at Bestival in England.
She was the daughter of the “Coronation Street” and “Taggart” star John Michie. He currently plays a neurosurgeon in a BBC medical drama called “Holby City.”
Louella’s body was discovered in a wooded area on the estate where the festival was held, according to the Guardian. A 28-year-old man from London is being held on suspicion of murder.
John Michie, 66, maintains that her daughter’s death was just a “tragic accident.” He told the Sun, “We’ve lost our angel. It’s not murder - they were friends. It was just a tragic mistake, a tragic accident."
The actor said that he and his family lost an angel.
“She touched so many lives. She was so very positive, so bright, so out there. She had such energy. The tributes to her have been incredible.”
Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Derbyshire said that authorities have launched an investigation into the woman’s death.
“Inquiries are now underway to establish how she died. A postmortem examination will be carried out in due course and this should give us more of an indication as to the cause of her death.”
Thousands of people attended the festival, which ran from Thursday to Sunday. Sources told the Sun that Louella's death might have to do with an illegal substance she had allegedly taken which was "too powerful."
The organizers of Bestival put out a statement, saying, “The team at Bestival are devastated to hear about this tragic news. We continue to support the police in their ongoing investigation and our thoughts and prayers are with all the woman’s family and friends.”
Crime Time is your destination for true crime stories from around the world, breaking crime news, and information about Oxygen's original true crime shows and documentaries. Sign up for our Crime Time Newsletter and subscribe to our true crime podcast Martinis & Murder for all the best true crime content.