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Tragic drugs death of Errol Flynn's daughter; Catwalk queen ends up as cocaine addict.

THE wayward daughter of screen legend Errol Flynn died an emaciated drug addict, it was revealed last night.

Arnella Flynn, 44, rejected her father's glitzy showbiz world to eke out a beachbum existence fuelled by rum, cocaine and marijuana.

Her 56-year-old Rastafarian lover Willard Hearne claims she was ordered off her father's estate just days before she died.

Dreadlocked Willard added: "Arnella was a very sweet girl but she had a lot of problems.

"It is a shame she and her mother couldn't get along. Just days before she died she got a letter from her mother's attorney telling her she had to leave the estate. She was being kicked out.

"She told me she was sad because she had nowhere to go." Three days later she was dead.

Now the former supermodel will be laid to rest next to her dad in a plush cemetery in the Hollywood Hills. Her father died of a heart attack in Vancouver aged 49 when she was just four.

Her mother Patrice Wymore - Errol's third wife - lived a life of luxury as the owner of a 3,000-acre plantation on the Caribbean island of Jamaica.

She struggled to keep Arnella on the straight and narrow - cutting off her finances in the hope of forcing her away from the crack dealers on the beach.

But Arnella shunned Caribbean high society and sought out the local Rastafarian drop-outs and junkies instead.

While her mother attended highlife parties, Arnella stole coconuts to pay for her drug and booze habits.

Arnella had a brief career as a top catwalk model and in 1976 gave birth to son Luke.

But she grew bored and abandoned everything to return to the Caribbean island

where her father had made his home.

Arnella's emaciated body was found lying in her bed by plantation workers.

Cause of death has been given as heart failure due to bilateral lung disease.

Market stall owner Jerky said: "She was a lovely girl but her big problem was the coke.

"She couldn't stay away from the stuff.

"If you do that every night like she did, it eventually kills you."

Resident Doris Brady added: "She used to be such a pretty girl but at the end she was just a bag of bones.

"She looked like an old woman - even older than her mum."
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Author:Atkinson, Steve
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 6, 1998
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