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Pete Doherty Arrested Over Drug Death Of Filmmaker Robin Whitehead

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First Posted: 05/22/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:55 PM ET

Troubled British singer Pete Doherty has been arrested in connection with the drug death of filmmaker and heiress Robin Whitehead, UK's Telegraph reports.

Whitehead, 27, died in January after a suspected drug overdose. Doherty, 31, was arrested Friday on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs to her. He was released on bail to return for questioning in April. Three other men were also arrested in connection with the death.

Whitehead was a friend of Doherty's who had recently completed a documentary film about his former band, The Libertines. Her father is the filmmaker Peter Whitehead and her mother, Dido Whitehead, is a cousin of Jemima Khan and Zac Goldsmith.

This is just the latest of Doherty's drug offenses. Last summer he was arrested for doing heroin on a plane and for drunk driving and drugs. He is also wanted for questioning in the unsolved 2006 death of Mark Blanco, who plunged to his death at a party after an argument with Doherty.

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Filed by Katy Hall  |