Eva Rausing, who with her husband donated millions of pounds to British addiction charities, was found dead Monday at the couple’s home in London’s tony Chelsea neighborhood, according to The New York Times and Reuters.
The body of the 48-year-old U.S. native’s was discovered after Hans Kristian Rausing was reportedly arrested on suspicion of drug possession after being stopped by London police for driving erratically. Mr. Rausing, 49, is an heir of the billionaire family that invented and produced the cardboard Tetra Pak containers widely used in beverage packaging.
The couple met at a drug-treatment facility in the United States and, after settling in Mr. Rausing’s native Britain, served as benefactors of numerous drug-prevention and addiction nonprofits. But they continued to struggle with drugs, making news in 2008 when they were caught with heroin and crack cocaine at a U.S. Embassy function.
British authorities said an initial postmortem on Ms. Rausing was inconclusive and they are awaiting further test results to determine a cause of death, the BBC reports.