Who was Julia Johnson? Ruth Langsford sister who was found hanged in garage

Ruth Langsford was "distraught" after receiving the shock news her older sister had died suddenly in June.

Now an inquest into the death of Julia Johnson has found she had taken her own life.

The 62-year-old was found hanged in the garage of her family home in Lingfield, Surrey in June this year.

The This Morning presenter tweeted at the time: "My lovely Sis Julia has sadly died after a very long illness. My heart is completely broken.

"She was the kindest and most gentle soul and I will miss her forever.

"As I am sure you will appreciate I need to take time to grieve with my family. Thank you for understanding."

Ruth and Julia were very close, and a source told The Sun they would "speak all the time on the phone" and "enjoy girls’ days out".

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Who was Ruth Langsford’s sister Julia Johnson?

Julia Johnson was the 62-year-old sister of Ruth Langsford.

She worked as a landscape gardener in Surrey, where she lived with her husband Paul. They had a daughter together called Katie.

Julia had battled with depression a number of years leading up to her death.

Speaking in an interview with Daily Express in 2010, Julia explained how Ruth was the confident one, and she was very proud of her.

Julia also explained how she had suffered with depression in her adult life, especially in her 50s.

She said: "I’m learning to deal with it now, but Ruth has been really supportive. I’d phone her in tears and go stay with her.

"She encourages me to have more confidence in myself and when I’m trying to do too much she has taught me to say no and look after myself a bit more. She’s the best sister anyone could have."

Meanwhile, Ruth described her sister as "quite shy, modest and not terribly confident" but that in reality she was "very attractive, talented and clever" but "just doesn’t see it".

Julia had suffered with mental health troubles for years, but on her last visit to the psychiatrist before she took her own life, it was decided she was "settled".

Her appointments were subsequently dropped to every six months.

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