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TRAGIC: Experts believe Atasha Graham collapsed and died from a type of glue used in her hair extensions

A WOMAN has died from a possible allergic reaction to the glue used in her hair extensions, it has been reported.

Atasha Graham, 34, collapsed on the dance floor during a night out at a club where her boyfriend was working as a DJ.

The hearing at Southwark Coroner's Court in London heard that Graham's death was caused by an allergic reaction possibly caused by the glue used to attach her hair extensions, although there was no way to be 100 percent certain.

"The hair extensions in Atasha’s hair were of a latex type. This may or may not be related [to her death]," Doctor Michael Heath from the Home Office pathologist told the inquest.

He continued: "I’ve seen cases where people using solvent to apply hair extensions has actually caused anaphylactic shock," doctor Michael Heath from the Home Office pathologist told the inquest.

"There are about 10 to 20 deaths a year in this country, many more in America. I have seen four in the last three months," he added.

Ms Graham, from Lee in south-east London, never regained consciousness despite the efforts of her partner, Felon Johnson, who had desperately tried to resuscitate her with the help of 999 personnel on the phone. She died later in the hospital.

The 34-year-old is believed to have consumed a glass of Brandy with Red Bull before collapsing, however the amount in her body could not have caused her death, a post-mortem examination showed.

Her younger brother Carlus said: "This is the most frustrating thing of all. We still don’t know what happened."

Dr Heath told the inquest he did not find any abnormalities with Ms Graham's organs or substances which could have caused her death.

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