Eva Rausing

So Goodbye! then, Eva Rausing, who probably died from a drugs overdose, but unfortunately, nobody knows when, least of all her addled husband, who decided to embalm her in plastic bin-bags, clothing and bedding when he finally began to notice the stink.

 

Eva, herself a rich kid, met the billionaire Hans Kristian, whilst they were both in rehab, which is a fine way to meet other addicts and open up potentially rewarding new lines of supply and oblivion.

They married and spent 12 happy years (allegedly), clean from drugs.

However, matters then turned for the worst and they ended up living in absolute squalor and almost total seclusion apart, one imagines, from occasional visits from their suppliers, barricaded in just a few of the 50 rooms in their £50 or £70 million home in Belgravia (depending on which paper you read), fearful of stalkers, hackers, spies and little green men crawling down the walls.

Eva after

Just imagine, you’ve got £4.5 billion and that’s how you chose to live your one life!

Anyway, you can imagine the scene on the day Eva died.

Hans:        “Darling?”

Silence.

Hans:        “Darling?”

Silence.

Hans:        “Are you pissed off with me for something?”

Silence.

Hans:        “Darling?”

Silence.

Hans:        “Are you, er, going to smoke that, or what?”

Silence.

Hans:        “Darling?”

Silence.

Hans:        “Oh, well, waste not, want not.”

Silence.

And this went on for several weeks, until the drugs ran out and Hans began to notice the smell of something other than drugs and hubris.

The word most frequently associated with her fate is “tragic,” but is it really a tragedy?

Stalin said that one death was a tragedy and a million deaths was a statistic, but he killed millions of people. Eva Rausing chose her own death; first a living death then a final death.

As ever in these situations, we at Goodbye! magazine have little sympathy with the deceased and her husband, and abhor the kind of Political Correctness Nazism that demands that we do sympathise with them.

They were adults and furthermore, very wealthy adults, and they had all kinds of choices. Indeed, Rausing’s sisters seem to lead very active, kindly and fulfilled lives.

Hans and Eva decided to live their lives in squalor and oblivion.

We should not mourn the passing of either of them.