Tara Palmer-Tomkinson found dead aged 45

Feb 09, 2017, 00:19
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson found dead aged 45

Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson has been found dead aged 45 at her west London home.

The former It girl had recently revealed a year-long battle with a brain tumour.

Palmer-Tomkinson was known from her appearances in the pages of various society and celebrity magazines, after being a regular part of the London party scene. "Next of kin have been informed", said a spokesperson.

"Tara helped to show why we must do all we can to defeat this devastating disease, which is the biggest cancer killer of children and young people in the United Kingdom". She became an "It Girl' and a constant presence on London's fashion and social scene, writing a diary of her adventures in The Sunday Times".

A close family friend of the royals, Palmer-Tomkinson often joined them on skiing trips and was also a guest at Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding.

Talking to the publication about her uncertain future in November a year ago, Tara said: "All I can do is wait and see".

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are said to be "deeply saddened" following the death of their goddaughter.

She was first treated for a cocaine addiction in 1999 and spoke about her fight against the addiction openly to discourage other drug users.

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Prince Charles has publicly issued a tribute to Tara after hearing of her death.

"I don't go out to public events".

Darren Day, who appeared alongside her in the jungle, said: "I'm so sad to hear that Tara Palmer-Tomkinson has passed away. I have a better perspective on life". I'm much calmer. I don't go to places like Ibiza because the party world scares me. "I've only been out three times this year".

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"It's not a lost cause and Brain Tumour Research is committed to stirring a revolution in attitudes across the board to ensure that people who are diagnosed in the future will have a more hopeful prognosis". We are treating the death as unexplained.

The reality TV favourite broke down as she discussed the years of self-inflicted abuse. None of her preexisting conditions have been proven to contribute to her passing, as her cause of death remains unknown at this time. Her family have been informed.

She was diagnosed after undergoing blood tests related to an illness in the summer of 2015.

"I got terribly frightened".