Model booker fell over bannister and died at her Fulham home after big night out with friends


Grace Granville was ‘extremely drunk’ when she died, an inquest heard.

By SWLondoner staff

A model booker died after falling over the bannister in her Fulham flat following a night out with friends, an inquest heard this week.

Grace Granville, 20, a former student at St Thomas’s Preparatory School in Battersea, had been out drinking with her boyfriend Alex Copp and friends and had 199ml of alcohol per 100ml of blood when she died.

Westminster Coroners Court heard that Grace, who had recently landed a job as a trainee receptionist and booker at top model agency Storm, was ‘extremely drunk’ when she lost her balance and fell over the bannister at her home on Fulham Road on March 19 this year.

In a statement to the court, Mr Copp said that he couldn’t remember leaving the club, but went to bed with Grace at her flat. The next thing he recalled was being woken up with a policeman standing over him.

Coroner Dr Fiona Cox recorded an accidental verdict and said she believed Miss Granville got up to let her friends in when she heard the door buzzer, but fell over the balcony on the stairs.

She was pronounced dead from traumatic brain injury at St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

Today her father, City fund manager, George Granville, from Holland Park, said: “She had a big night out and had an awful lot to drink, and it ended in tragedy. That has been very difficult to come to terms with.

“She was tremendously loving, fun-loving and generous; she was a sportswoman, an athlete. She played hockey for school and for Warwickshire, she was a very aggressive skier. She loved life.

“She was much loved by all her family and we miss her terribly, all of us, her mother and her sisters, we are all devastated by this.

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