Former star of I'm a Celebrity and Fame Academy, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, has reportedly been found dead at her London flat
TV personality and society girl Tara Palmer Tomkinson has reportedly been been found dead in her London flat.
The 45-year-old former runner-up of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! was diagnosed with a brain tumour in January 2016.
She only revealed that she was fighting the tumour late last year.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called by London Ambulance Service at approximately 13:40hrs on Wednesday, February 8 to an address in Bramham Gardens, SW5.
“A woman, aged in her 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
“At this early stage, the death is being treated as unexplained.”
He added: “We are not treating this death as suspicious. The coroner has been informed and the next of kin has been informed.”
Tara revealed in November that she was being treated for a non-malignant growth in her pituitary gland and had expressed fears that she would die after being told of her condition by doctors.
She told the Daily Mail: “I went to the doctors to talk about my latest blood test results when I got back from skiing in January. I said: ‘What does this mean? Can you translate it?’ And the doctor said: ‘As I suspected, you have a brain tumour’.
“I got terribly frightened. I started thinking, ‘I’m going to die, I’m going to die. I’ve only got a couple of weeks to live.’ Stuff like that.”
At the time, Tara, who has battled drug problems in the past, also revealed that was suffering with an auto-immune disease which had caused tiredness, joint pain and acute anaemia.
She appeared on reality TV series I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2005 and came second, as well as several other TV shows including celebrity specials of Blind Date and A Place In The Sun.
Tara had close links to the Royal family – her parents are close friends of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall – but she had a troubled life, including an addiction to cocaine that led to a nose reconstruction in 2006, frequently reported in the tabloids.