Ben Goldsmith has revealed he took hallucinogenic drugs so he could see his 15-year-old daughter – and spoke to her through a psychic – after she was tragically killed.
The millionaire financier, 42, is the son of the late billionaire tycoon Sir James Goldsmith and the younger brother of Environment Minister Lord Zac Goldsmith and TV producer Jemima Goldsmith.
His late daughter Iris was just 15 when she lost her life in a buggy accident.
Ben lives with his wife Jemima and their children Eliza, Arlo and Vita Iris on their family farm in Somerset.
He revealed that he had taken ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic drug brewed in South America, which allowed him to see his daughter.
Ben Goldsmith, 41, revealed he was ‘working hard’ on an ‘Iris project’ in tribute to his daughter who died in a quad accident on the family farm in 2019. Pictured are together
Iris (pictured, with Ben) was driving an all-terrain, quad-like buggy around the family farm in North Brewham, Somerset, on July 8, 2019 when it overturned
The psychic told Ben: ‘The last thing she remembers is being very breathless and then growing in panic’
Iris was one of three children from Ben’s first marriage to banking heiress Kate Rothschild. They have two sons: Frank and Isaac.
Iris was driving an off-road buggy, similar to a quad, around the family farm in North Brewham, Somerset, on July 8, 2019, when it overturned. She was with a friend who immediately raised the alarm but she could not be saved.
Ben has previously told how he missed his daughter Iris “more than ever” when her family was locked up on the farm where the 15-year-old died.
He told The Sunday Times: “I saw Iris. I saw with startling clarity the nature of the girl I had known so well and the relationship that had existed between us while she was alive.
Ben said he took the drug with eleven other people.
He had taken it once in his youth but hadn’t reacted well to it. This time, he says he saw his daughter Iris again.
He added: “My body was heaving and shaking as tears streamed down my face. I felt so lucky to have known this girl for the time I did.
“I wanted to reach out and grab her, to hold her tightly against me now, but there was no way to do it.”
Iris was driving an off-road buggy, similar to a quad, around the family farm in North Brewham, Somerset, on July 8, 2019, when it overturned. She was with a friend who immediately raised the alarm but she could not be saved
Ben previously told how he missed his daughter Iris ‘more than ever’ as his family was locked up in the farmhouse where the 15-year-old died (photo, Ben and Iris in June 2017)
Meanwhile, during an hour-and-a-half-long meeting with a spiritualist medium, Ben said he was surprised at what she told him.
He said the medium told him, “There is a girl. My God, she’s a strong character, and she’s been very eager to contact you.
She wants you to know she’s sorry. I assume that’s your daughter?
The medium added: “The last thing she remembers is being very short of breath and then growing in panic.”
Ben and his wife Jemima have welcomed their daughter Vita Iris, naming the baby girl after the late teenager
Ben has previously said he has found the coronavirus pandemic to be a “spiritual healing moment” of sorts, despite “all the human suffering that is happening all over the world”.
He said life could be ‘frenzied’ with young children and busy work, explaining: ‘An unexpected hiatus from everything that provided the opportunity for true reflection, connection with the inner self and to allow emotions to come to the surface.
He went on to reveal how he had “cried a lot” over the loss of his daughter, saying, “I found myself missing my Iris more than ever for the past few weeks. I cried a lot.
‘Maybe it was helpful. I don’t know. I just wish with all my might that I could find my kind, bright, beautiful daughter.
His mother, Lady Annabel, inspired the name of the legendary Mayfair nightclub Annabel’s.
Ben has welcomed a baby girl with his wife Jemima, nine months after the tragic death of his teenage daughter.
Vita, the couple’s third child, left the hospital after two weeks in intensive care.
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