Angela Scoular James Bond
July 22, 2011 by Post Team
Angela Scoular James Bond, Angela Scoular – former actress’ James Bond ‘film and wife of comic actor Leslie Phillips – died last April after drinking a corrosive cleaning liquid and pour it over itself, the Court Westminster Coroner’ heard.
The actress, 65 years old, who had been suffering from bowel cancer, drank the liquid after battling alcoholism, manic depression and concerns about debt, reports the BBC.
Scoular, who played Buttercup in “Casino Royale” spoof Ruby Bartlett in 1966 and “Secret Service of His Majesty ‘from’ in 1969, lived in Maida Vale, west London.
Dr. Fiona Wilcox coroner recorded a verdict that he committed suicide “while the rest of her mind was disturbed”.
Scoular ‘death was not suicide, the coroner ruled.
The court heard Scoular not survive suffered 40 percent burns in the throat, body and diet pathways.
The cause of death was ingestion of a corrosive substance and multiple fractures, said Wilcox.
The court heard that she died two hours after drinking the liquid, containing 91 percent sulfuric acid, and pours it over your body.
Research Scoular was told had been diagnosed with cancer in 2008 and was given all clear after treatment and surgery.
However, months before her death began to fear the return of the disease.
Scoular, who had battled alcoholism for years, used to drink between 150 and 210 units of alcohol a week.
Weeks before her death, was arrested for drunk driving while on bail after crashing her car in Wales.
At that time she was on medication for bipolar disorder, the court heard.
Phillips, 87, was too ill to attend the hearing but said in a statement read in court that their life together was happy.
“The only exception was her alcoholism. But she was a kind person, generous to help me with my work and would like help with it,” he said.
Scoular had made at least one previous suicide attempt in 1992, when he cut her wrists with a knife.
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