Anguished Jameela Jamil shares ‘excruciating regret’ over suicide of friend married to Killers of the Flower Moon producer… as she shares photo of victim with her daughter

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  • An anguished Jameela Jamil has expressed her ‘excruciating regret’ at not being able to speak with her friend Isabelle Thomas one last time before her tragic suicide at age 39 
  • Thomas jumped to her death from the Hotel Angeleno in Los Angeles on Monday night. Her husband of five years, Bradley Thomas, is a producer who is currently in the midst of promoting his Oscar-nominated film Killers of the Flower Moon 
  • For help and support in the US contact the National Suicide Hotline on 988, or in the UK call the Samaritans on 116 123 

An anguished Jameela Jamil has expressed her ‘excruciating regret’ at not being able to speak with her friend Isabelle Thomas one last time before her tragic suicide at age 39.

Thomas jumped to her death from the Hotel Angeleno in Los Angeles on Monday night. Her husband of five years, Bradley Thomas, is a producer who is currently in the midst of promoting his Oscar-nominated film Killers of the Flower Moon.

Jamil, 37, shared her devastation on Instagram, revealing she was set to see Thomas several weeks prior – but ultimately was unable due to work obligations.

She also shared a photo of Isabelle with one of her daughters on her Instagram Stories. ‘Love you forever,’ she wrote in the image.

In her post expressing her regret, she reminded followers to ‘put loved ones first’ so they could avoid the heartbreak she was now feeling.

An anguished Jameela Jamil has expressed her ‘excruciating regret’ at not being able to speak with her friend Isabelle Thomas one last time before her tragic suicide at age 39

She also shared a photo of Isabelle with one of her daughters on her Instagram Stories. 'Love you forever,' she wrote in the image

She also shared a photo of Isabelle with one of her daughters on her Instagram Stories. ‘Love you forever,’ she wrote in the image

Jamil pictured April 2023 in New York City

Jamil pictured April 2023 in New York City 

‘I was supposed to see her a few weeks ago and couldn’t because I was busy with stupid f**king work,’ she posted.

‘I missed the chance to tell her I love her. And to hold her one last time.

‘This is a reminder to put loved ones first so you never have the excruciating regret that I have right now. F**k work. F**k the nonsense. Call your loved ones.’

She captioned the post: ‘I lost a friend very suddenly this week. Don’t wait til later. Don’t presume you can just grow old together. Don’t presume the world is fair or makes sense. Dont take anyone or anything you love for granted for a minute.

‘My heart is completely and utterly broken and I don’t think I will ever recover.’

Jameela and her musician boyfriend James Blake were friends with Isabelle and the couple were pictured at the Thomases October 2018 wedding in Rustic Canyon, Santa Monica. 

Isabelle, 39, was found lying by the pool area of the Hotel Angeleno on Monday night. 

Her husband of five years, Bradley Thomas, is currently in the midst of promoting his Oscar-nominated film Killers of the Flower Moon. The couple have twin daughters named Poppy and Grace, with Thomas also a stepmother to Thomas’ older children Lucy and Charlie. 

The manner of death has been listed as suicide by the LA County Coroner’s Office, citing multiple traumatic injuries. The LAPD told DailyMail.com police responded to the scene about a deceased woman found in the pool area.

Thomas, daughter of Sir Henry Lawrence, 7th Baronet of Lucknow and his ex-wife Penelope, enjoyed a privileged childhood which saw her attend the private King Edward’s School and Prior Park College in Bath. 

She went on to attend Oxford University – the British equivalent of Harvard – graduating with a degree in biological sciences. A varied career followed, which included Thomas addressing the UN and The World Bank, as well as being appointed by former British prime minister, David Cameron, to serve as a tech advisor. 

Thomas also loved to party, and moonlighted as a DJ, with photos uploaded to an old Facebook profile showing her enjoying nights out at glitzy London events.  

She moved to California and continued her work as a consultant and producer, appointed a member of The UCLA Centre of Storytellers & Scholars Advisory Board.

A DJ whose gigs including Ibiza Rocks, The Grand Prix, and the official after-party for the Grammy Awards, she was a well-known face on the trans Atlantic social scene. Thomas was also photographed with Amy Winehouse at a 2010 charity event in Camden, London, where the tragic singer lived. 

Jamil is seen with her boyfriend James Blake at Bradley and Isabelle Thomas's October 2018 wedding in Rustic Canyon, Santa Monica

Jamil is seen with her boyfriend James Blake at Bradley and Isabelle Thomas’s October 2018 wedding in Rustic Canyon, Santa Monica

Bradley Thomas's wife Isabelle, 39, jumped to her death on Monday night at the Hotel Angeleno. They were pictured together as recently as January 13 at the 2024 BAFTA Tea Party in Beverly Hills

Bradley Thomas’s wife Isabelle, 39, jumped to her death on Monday night at the Hotel Angeleno. They were pictured together as recently as January 13 at the 2024 BAFTA Tea Party in Beverly Hills

Lawrence also worked as a DJ - including at Boujis nightclub in London, a former favorite haunt of Princes William and Harry

Lawrence also worked as a DJ – including at Boujis nightclub in London, a former favorite haunt of Princes William and Harry

Police were called to the Hotel Angeleno after Isabelle was found dead in the pool area

Police were called to the Hotel Angeleno after Isabelle was found dead in the pool area

Thomas, pictured fifth from the left, is seen with the cast of Killers of the Flower Moon

Thomas, pictured fifth from the left, is seen with the cast of Killers of the Flower Moon

The couple, pictured in December, have two children together

The couple, pictured in December, have two children together  

There was no suicide note left behind, TMZ reported, but police have not publicly confirmed that information. 

The Hotel Angeleno declined to comment when reached by DailyMail.com by phone on Thursday. 

Born in the Cotswolds as Isabelle Lawrence, her father was Sir Henry Lawrence, 7th Baronet of Lucknow – a senior physicist at Cheltenham General Hospital, who then became the head of the radiotherapy unit at Bristol Oncology Centre.

Sir Henry and her mother, Penelope Nunan, divorced in 1993 after 14 years of marriage.

She was raised alongside a brother five years her senior, Christopher Cosmo Lawrence.  

Izzy went to King Edward’s School in Bath then read biological sciences at Oxford University, studying at Brasenose College and majoring in neuroscience and animal behavior.

On graduating, in 2013 she was appointed by David Cameron as a member of the prime minister’s Tech City Advisory Board.

She created a series of music nights called Apocalypstick and began DJing live gigs including Ibiza Rocks, The Grand Prix, the official after-party for the Grammy Awards and Vogue’s Fashion Nights Out.

In one video, she is on a September 2013 panel commenting about designer Jil Sander’s latest collection, and introduces herself as ‘a broadcaster, consultant and creator who works across science and arts and style.’

Thomas is seen in London nightclub Mahiki - once a popular haunt for Prince William and Harry - in 2012

Thomas is seen in London nightclub Mahiki – once a popular haunt for Prince William and Harry – in 2012

Izzy is pictured at London Fashion Week in March 2012

Izzy is pictured at London Fashion Week in March 2012

She is pictured at a pre-Grammy's party in Los Angeles in February 2013

She is pictured at a pre-Grammy’s party in Los Angeles in February 2013

Isabelle is seen, aged 28, promoting her blog at the Grammy's in Los Angeles

Isabelle is seen, aged 28, promoting her blog at the Grammy’s in Los Angeles

She is seen in November 2013 at The Lovie Awards - the European sister to the Webby's

She is seen in November 2013 at The Lovie Awards – the European sister to the Webby’s

By April 2014, she was featured in The Los Angeles Times, in an article about young tech entrepreneurs and influencers using a private plane company to fly to Coachella.

She was described as a ‘DJ-slash-model-slash-BBC-TV-presenter-slash-Oxford-grad’, who had just renewed her visa to stay in the United States.

She and James Blake – who would begin dating Jamil the following year – were both there to DJ, with Izzy, as she was known, DJing for a Lacoste event.

The multi-hyphenate went on to serve as a consultant for the World Bank, and speak to audiences at the United Nations climate change group, the Conference of Parties.

She also became a member of the UCLA Centre of Storytellers & Scholars Advisory Board. 

It is not known how she met Bradley Thomas, but the couple married in 2018 and have two young children. 

They were pictured together as recently as January 13 at the 2024 BAFTA Tea Party in Beverly Hills.

The tragic news comes as Bradley’s movie is up for Best Picture at the Oscars, among other nominations. 

Thomas was also one of the producers behind other hit films including There’s Something About Mary and Dumb and Dumber.

For help and support in the US contact the National Suicide Hotline on 988, or in the UK call the Samaritans on 116 123

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