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Rausing family to set up foundation

The family of dead millionairess Eva Rausing say helping others was a "defining endeavour" in her life and they will launch a foundation to help drug addicts.

Police discovered the body of Mrs Rausing after they arrested her husband Hans Kristian Rausing over drugs last week.

Mrs Rausing, one of Britain's richest women, was found dead in a bedroom of the opulent Cadogan Place house in London's Chelsea which she shared with Mr Rausing.

Her parents said they hope her death will raise awareness of drug addiction and financial support for those blighted by it.

In a statement, they said: "The Kemeny family is deeply distressed by the tragedy of their daughter Eva's death and have seen the widespread worldwide media coverage of her difficulties over the last few days.

"Eva would have wanted the memory of her life to be used to benefit others facing similar addiction challenges in their lives. The Kemeny family hopes this tribute will be used to draw attention to the tragedy of drug addiction and to generate awareness and financial support for this cause in the future. In due course they will launch a foundation."

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