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The coroner's verdict on the death of Michael Hutchence was suicide. But Paula Yates, the singer's girlfriend, claims that other forces were at work. So what really happened on the night of 21 November 1997? And why?

Hutchence died `bankrupt'

PAULA YATES could get nothing from the estate of Michael Hutchence because he disguised the ownership of his pounds 20m fortune to avoid paying tax and was technically bankrupt when he died, it was alleged yesterday.

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why are they famous?: Heller Torren

Main Claim: Mother of the more famous Paula. Helene Thornton is vaguely famous for being the mother of someone who is very famous purely for being famous. Namely, the woman who currently holds the national record for a problem life, Miss Paula Yates. Thornton has been much in the public eye for her humming, ha-ing, admitting and denying approach to the ticklish question of her daughter's paternity (DNA tests have revealed that her father is in fact Hughie Green. We can but wait for the teenage Fifi Trixibelle's first brush with a tabloid.

`Inconsolable' Paula Yates suffers further blow

Paula Yates, still in mourning following the death of her partner, Michael Hutchence, last month, was at the centre of a fresh low yesterday when DNA tests reportedly proved her real father was the entertainer Hughie Green.

Paula Yates as inconsolable suicide blonde

Just Over a year ago, when a quantity of opium was allegedly found at the house in Chelsea that Paula Yates shared with Michael Hutchence, the former television presenter happened to be in Australia. She hurried back to England, accompanied by headlines - "Paula: I'll fight to keep my children" - which suggested she was about to become embroiled in a custody battle with her ex-husband, Bob Geldof, over their three daughters.

Letter: Public lives

Sir: David Aaronovitch ("The right not to be known", 26th November) takes his argument for personal privacy too far.

Rock chick jezebel mother of four? Do her a favour

How much pain do we want Paula Yates to be in? Following the suicide of Michael Hutchence, the father of her child and the man she was set to marry, we have heard enough ghastly details of her agony.

Rolph's medley of motion

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Letter: Lib Dem women hold power

Sir: I comment on Louise Jury's report on the Fawcett Society's challenge to political parties to "match Labour women's triumph" (30 June).

Yates (Paula), Camus and Eco ... thoughts on a dream team

What is the midfielder telling the world about himself? He is the party host who fades into the background when the speeches are made, the hard-working office manager who is the first to congratulate those less talented than him on their promotion. Ill at ease with his own success, he is a facilitator, an enabler, with a strong sense of family. Many nurses are midfielders. On the pitch, he is Batto, Robbo, Wisey. Off the pitch, Umberto Eco, Dr Johnson, Vanessa Redgrave, Mark Knopfler, Saatchi and Saatchi.

Let's play fantasy secret love child

If you set your mind to playing "fantasy secret love child", the possibilities are endless. Prince Charles's jutting-out ears could be explained by a private assignation between the Queen and Mr Spock, for instance, with rumours that the Duke of Edinburgh is a bit of a rake providing a cunning cover.

Paula Yates drugs claim dropped

Paula Yates and Michael Hutchence will not face charges over an alleged drugs find at their home last year, Scotland Yard said last night. A spokeswoman said officers had been told that there was "insufficient evidence" against the pair.
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