French police have opened an investigation into the suicide of actress Lucy Gordon.
The British actress - who appeared in movies including Spider-Man 3, Frost and Serendipity - was found dead at her Paris apartment on Wednesday (20May09), just two days before her 29th birthday.
The Times of London reported on Thursday (21May09) that Gordon hanged herself. Her body was found at her apartment at la Rue des Petites Ecuries after her boyfriend, who was reportedly asleep in the apartment when Gordon killed herself, alerted a nearby shopkeeper.
The actress is believed to have been devastated after the recent suicide of a close friend in the U.K.
Gordon’s father, Richard, spoke out on Friday (22May09), to put an end to speculation over the circumstances of 28-year-old Gordon’s death by confirming two suicide notes had been found at her Paris home - one written to her parents and the other outlining her wishes for the disposal of her estate.
He said: “There is no question of foul play. Lucy committed suicide.”
Gordon recently finished filming on a biopic of singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg in which she played British actress Jane Birkin. Trailers for the movie were shown at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this week (begs18May09). (WENN/JMA/WNWA/IG)