A generic curse or an accident? As a child prodigy, the Marquess of Queensberry's daughter became a prostitute and died of an overdose

A generic curse or an accident? As a child prodigy, the Marquess of Queensberry's daughter became a prostitute and died of an overdose

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On March 7, 2018, 18-year-old Lady Beth Douglas, daughter of the 12th Marquess of Queensberry, died of heart failure caused by a drug overdose. The once budding violinist spent her last evening in a fashionable area of London at a party of a famous drug addict.

When journalists began to find out all the details of Lady Douglas's death, rumors surfaced that the family Queensberry has been haunted by the ancestral curse since the XIII century. Many believe that it was because of him that the child prodigy turned into a drug addict and a prostitute. Read more about this in our material.

A generic curse or an accident? As a child prodigy, the Marquess of Queensberry's daughter became a prostitute and died of an overdoseSource: Daily Mail

Lady Beth is the daughter of an 88-year-old Marquis Queensberry by David Douglas and his third wife, Taiwanese artist Hus-Chun Liao. The girl grew up in her family's cozy house, not far from Westbourne Park, north of Notting Hill.

A generic curse or an accident? As a child prodigy, the Marquess of Queensberry's daughter became a prostitute and died of an overdose

From early childhood, Beth was foreshadowed by a bright future, and all thanks to her precocious talents. Already at the age of 6, the daughter of the Marquis skillfully played the violin and even took part in music competitions.

A generic curse or an accident? As a child prodigy, the Marquess of Queensberry's daughter became a prostitute and died of an overdose

The Marquis with his daughter Beth and one of his granddaughters

When the girl turned 8 years old, her parents divorced. It was a huge stress for Beth. Two more years later, a serious tragedy occurred in the family — Lady Beth's 34-year-old half-brother Milo committed suicide. It is known that before that the man suffered from depression for a long time.

It would seem that these trials are enough for a fragile child's psyche, but fate throws another unpleasant "surprise" to the Queensberry family. 14-year-old Beth goes to the Comic Con festival, where she becomes a victim of rape.

A generic curse or an accident? As a child prodigy, the Marquess of Queensberry's daughter became a prostitute and died of an overdose

It is not surprising that already in her teens Beth suffered from mental disorders, including anorexia. For a while, music helped her cope with her emotional state. At the age of 15, Lady Beth even became the best violinist at the Purcell Music School competition, but shortly before her death, she quit her studies.

A generic curse or an accident? As a child prodigy, the Marquess of Queensberry's daughter became a prostitute and died of an overdose

It is known that the girl earned her living by virtual sex. Beth arranged performances for strangers on Skype and received 20 pounds (about 1,700 rubles) for one such "show".

A generic curse or an accident? As a child prodigy, the Marquess of Queensberry's daughter became a prostitute and died of an overdose

The inscription on the chest: "I am nothing"

On her social media page, Beth sometimes shared photos from "work." To this picture, the Marquis's daughter left the following caption: "My forced dog. He is incredibly happy because he knows that he does not deserve his domineering mistress."

A generic curse or an accident? As a child prodigy, the Marquess of Queensberry's daughter became a prostitute and died of an overdose

The girl also sold her underwear through the network, at 30 pounds per pair (2580 rubles). Over time, virtual clients turned into real ones — Beth began to meet them in hotels and provide various intimate services.

A generic curse or an accident? As a child prodigy, the Marquess of Queensberry's daughter became a prostitute and died of an overdose

Beth's boyfriend, 21-year-old Jenan Karagoli, said that he knew about her earnings on the Internet. Naturally, the young man was dissatisfied with this source of income. Often on the basis of jealousy, lovers had quarrels, but Beth was not going to quit her job, so Jenan just had to put up with it.

However, a few days before the death of the Marquis' daughter, a big scandal occurred between them. Beth left the guy at the bar, drinking beer with friends, and she went to "meet a friend." After a while, the girl called and said that she had rented a nice hotel room, offering the guy to spend the evening there together.

Jenan immediately asked where Beth found 250 pounds (21.5 thousand rubles), because they were both "broke". In response, he heard something that caused him wild disgust: "I did what I had to do."

A generic curse or an accident? As a child prodigy, the Marquess of Queensberry's daughter became a prostitute and died of an overdose

As a result, the young people had a big fight and went on a spree with drugs and alcohol for the next few days. One of these days Beth and Janan were at a party. The girl asked the guy to go for wine, and when he returned, she was already asleep on the couch.

At least that's what Jenan thought at the time, so he just went to sleep next to her. Later he tried to wake her up, but in vain. The ambulance that arrived at the scene stated the fact of the girl's death.

A generic curse or an accident? As a child prodigy, the Marquess of Queensberry's daughter became a prostitute and died of an overdose

Traces of alcohol, heroin and cocaine were found in Beth's blood. Her father assures her that she has never taken hard drugs before, so he insists that the police investigate. However, law enforcement officers did not see anything suspicious in the girl's death.

A generic curse or an accident? As a child prodigy, the Marquess of Queensberry's daughter became a prostitute and died of an overdose

Beth Jenan's boyfriend assured the media representatives of the opposite. According to him, the girl took heroin long before their meeting.

The young people met ten months before Beth's death in one of the local pubs. There the daughter of the Marquis celebrated her 18th birthday.

Three days later, the young people began to live together. According to Jenan, the girl drank a lot, smoked weed and used other drugs. In addition, she took various medications on the recommendation of her doctors, including the mood stabilizer Lithium and the antipsychotic Risperidone.

A generic curse or an accident? As a child prodigy, the Marquess of Queensberry's daughter became a prostitute and died of an overdose

John Sholto Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry

After Beth's death, the press started talking about the "Queensberry ancestral curse" again. Since the XIII century, this aristocratic family has been plagued by various troubles. In 1858, the eighth Marquess of Queensberry shot himself with a gun while hunting rabbits, his two sons were later killed.

Caroline Carey, the sister of the illegitimate son of the 12th Marquess of Queensberry, married the brother of Osama bin Laden, the most dangerous and wanted terrorist. When Salem bin Laden died, the woman remarried, this time to his second brother, Khalid.

A generic curse or an accident? As a child prodigy, the Marquess of Queensberry's daughter became a prostitute and died of an overdose

Lady Alice Douglas and her husband Simon

The elder sister of the late Beth Lady Alice Douglas married a prisoner accused of armed robbery. They later divorced. The reason for the breakup of the relationship was Simon's infidelity.

In 2009, Beth's brother Milo Douglas committed suicide by throwing himself out of a window. Now, journalists are sure, the ancestral curse has overtaken Beth herself.

Keywords: Aristocracy | Heroin | Cocaine | Overdose | Curse | Death

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