Tribute to daughter 'poisoned by carbon monoxide'
- 31 January 2011
- From the section Bristol
A multi-millionaire has paid tribute to his "beautiful, larger-than-life" daughter who died of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning.
Zoe Anderson, 24, whose father is magazine tycoon Chris Anderson, was found dead in the shower at the family home in Bath on 28 December.
It was initially thought the neuroscience graduate had slipped and banged her head.
A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.
Mr Anderson, the founder of the Future Publishing stable of magazines, said: "Zoe, my beautiful, larger-than-life 24-year-old daughter had been found dead at our home in Bath, England.
"At the time, it looked liked she'd slipped and fallen in the shower.
"It now emerges she collapsed from carbon monoxide poisoning, whose cause is still being investigated."
A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: "A 36-year-old man from Somerset was arrested in connection with the case on 14 January on suspicion of manslaughter.
"He was questioned at Bath police station and bailed until 28 February."
Mr Anderson, who now runs non-for-profit organisation TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) and lives mainly in America, spoke of his daughter's funeral, which was held on 8 January.
"We gathered in England with friends and family from all around the world to celebrate an extraordinary life," he said.
"Amidst the terrifying grief, some light began to shine through as we marvelled at the ways her life had touched so many people."
Miss Anderson's family has also raised almost £500,000 in her memory to protect an area of coral reef.
Mr Anderson said: "'Zoe' means life. She was a scuba dive-master and passionate oceans advocate.
"She would have absolutely loved to see a beautiful ecosystem sustained by the people who loved her."