Libertines and Pete Doherty filmmaker Robyn Whitehead found dead

Director behind 'The Road To Albion' dies of suspected drug overdose

A filmmaker who was shooting a documentary about The Libertines has been found dead.

The body of Robyn Whitehead, a member of the politically influential Goldsmith dynasty, was discovered at a flat in Hackney in east London.

According to Hackney Gazette, Whitehead died in the early hours of Monday morning (January 25), although details of her death have only just been released.


According to a police spokesperson the death is not being treated as suspicious.

“The woman was 27 and from the Northampton area. Next of kin have been informed,” they explained. “We are awaiting formal identification. A post-mortem will be carried out in due course.”

It has been reported that the flat belong to Pete Doherty‘s friend and fellow singer Wolfman.

Whitehead‘s mother Dido Whitehead is a cousin of Jemima Khan and Zac Goldsmith, while her father is ’60s filmmaker Peter Whitehead.

Whitehead‘s documentary about The Libertines is entitled The Road To Albion. and was nearing completion. It features rare early footage of the band.

It has been suggested that Whitehead was beginning work on a second film about Babyshambles.


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