Adored by her family and with a successful career, Geordie Shore star Aimee Spencer seemed to have the world at her feet.
So how did the 27-year-old reality star, described by her family as "vibrant" and "a free spirit" fall two storeys to her death?
Aimee, who also worked as a webcam girl, was found outside a block of luxury Brighton apartments at 9am on a sunny morning in July 2016.
She was naked and had suffered catastrophic head injuries – and emergency services had no idea who she was.
The tragic circumstances surrounding Aimee’s death are laid bare in hard-hitting ITV documentary The Death Of Aimee Spencer, fronted by Katie Piper.
Never before seen footage shows right from the moment police are called to the flat through to a huge drugs find and the interviews that lead to Daniel Lewis’s conviction for drug offences.
A neighbour had called 999 after witnessing the fall.
The evidence of paramedics’ desperate attempts to save her life is strewn across the ground where she landed – including breathing tubes, needles and lots of blood.
Music still blares from one of the flats as police arrive and Aimee fights for her life in hospital.
As police wearing bodycams storm the block of 15 flats, it soon becomes clear which apartment Aimee – who had a fear of heights – fell from.
Bursting into the flat, police are confronted with a semi-naked man, who is jittery, sweaty and confused.
He says: "I’ve had cocaine, I was here with Aimee, where is she?"
Officers arrest him, and as he’s led away, police realise the injured woman plummeted to the floor from the kitchen window, which is behind the sink.
Despite being the only witness to exactly what happened on the day Aimee plunged to the ground, he was never charged with causing her death.
Aimee’s mum, Jean Spencer, described her daughter as "vibrant" and a "free spirit".
She said: "Aimee lived life to the full. We knew she occasionally took drugs but this was not usually to excess.
"She wanted to do and see everything. We called her the wild child."
And her devastated dad, Richard, added: "She could be a pain in the bum but she was my daughter and I loved her.
"I wish I could have told her I loved her more often."
The neighbour who called 999 had seen Aimee’s fall. They had also seen Lewis behind the kitchen window.
Crucially, the witness had not seen how Aimee fell or what Lewis was doing at that exact moment.
Chillingly, police accessed Lewis’ phone and found he and Aimee had been sending each other messages while they were in the flat together.
Her final text read: "I’m still tripping."
They also found Aimee’s final photo, a selfie taken just hours before the fatal fall.
Aimee, who worked in the erotic film industry under the name Carla Mai, was fighting for her life in hospital while police desperately tried to identify her so they could contact her family.
A passport was recovered from Lewis’s flat – it was Aimee’s – and she was identified with the help of her distinctive tattoos.
But nothing could have prepared her parents for the reality of seeing their beloved daughter hooked up to tubes in a hospital bed.
Her mum, Jean, said: "There was a moment of hope. One scan wasn’t as bad as the others.
"It was just a glimmer, but for a while there was some hope."
Meanwhile, police kept up their efforts to determine exactly what had happened inside the luxury sea front flat which caused Aimee to jump from the window.
Inside the apartment officers recovered dozens of bags of drugs, including cocaine and a huge amount of prscription medication, tiny Prada bags, and even a ‘party planner’ list of packages he could offer.
Drugs were found stashed in drawers and even behind the fridge.
Lewis had built his reputation selling drugs he had received through the post to high end clients.
He had previously boasted he made "f*** loads of money" by selling "party platters” including cocaine, ketamine, LSD, and methadone.
And the trail didn’t stop there. Police discovered Lewis, who lived rent-free in theluxury flat thanks to his wealthy grandfather, had rented a garage on the other side of Brighton.
A raid discovered boxes stuffed full of drugs.
Between the flat and garage officers recovered up to £15,000 worth of class A, B and C drugs.
Finally with enough to question Lewis, who had been taken to hospital because he was so inebriated, he was pulled in for police interview.
The then 28-year-old had a statement prepared – and then answered no comment to all other questions.
His statement said: "I have not caused injury to Aimee Spencer. She had been in my flat and we had consumed drugs of our own free will.
"She had been acting strangely and didn’t recognise me. She had been sitting on the windowsill and she fell out before I could reach her."
Police had no choice but to release Lewis while they continued to probe his drug offences.
And back at the hospital there was devastating news for Aimee’s family.
Dad Richard said: "Her brain was basically mush and her brain stem had snapped."
Her heartbroken family made the devastating decision to switch off Aimee’s life support and she passed away.
Aimee, who had dreamed of becoming a chef when she was a teenager, never woke again after her fall.
Her mum, Jean, said: "I wanted my Aimee back, I wanted her vibrancy."
Dad Richard added: "I was proud of her. I didn’t always agree with what she did but she was a grafter and she never stopped working."
Then police finally had the toxicology reports back from Aimee’s post-mortem.
She had both cocaine and ketamine in her system, while Lewis had both cocaine and ketamine, along with diazepam.
Two months later he was arrested and charged with eight counts of intent to supply.
But the Crown Prosecution Service wouldn’t allow a charge of supplying the drugs to Aimee.
In October last year, at Lewes Crown Court, he admitted seven counts of possessing class A, B and C drugs with intent to supply, and one count of possessing ketamine.
However, Judge Christine Laing QC spared him from prison because she believed he had turned his life around.
He was sentenced to two years, which was suspended for two years.
Outside court, Aimee’s mum said: "He’s just able to walk away. He’s got off."
Aimee may have fallen from the window of the flat because she had taken drugs – but Lewis was never blamed for giving them to her.
However, the story didn’t end there.
On January 16 at London’s Appeal Court, three senior judges ruled his punishment was "unduly lenient" and jailed him for three years.
*The Death Of Aimee Spencer, airs tonight at 9pm on ITV
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