In 2006, actor Mark Blanco fell to his death from a balcony at a party he and Pete Doherty were attending. No one has ever worked out what happened to him, and Doherty has never escaped claims he was involved in throwing Blanco off.
Channel 4 recently screened Pete Doherty, Who Killed My Son?, where Mark’s mother Sheila said “It’s absolutely callous. A reprehensible lack of humanity… He was definitely pushed over, thrown over, but the Metropolitan Police do not wish to uncover what the truth is. It’s not the job of a mother to investigate her son’s death.”
Doherty has always denied any involvement, and has now replied: “There is no new information to have. The further away we get from that moment, whatever happened to Mark, the less likely we are to find out…” he said to the Evening Standard, “You have to just think, she’s lost her son… Her feelings are valid so if her taking it out on me makes her feel better, let her do it.”