Tara Palmer-Tomkinson has been found dead at her home in Earl’s Court , aged 45.
The body of the former It girl was discovered on Wednesday (February 8) afternoon in her flat at Bramham Gardens.
Scotland Yard confirmed officers were called by the ambulance service at 1.40pm and the death is currently being treated as unexplained.
The socialite had recently revealed doctors had discovered a brain tumour in January last year.
A police spokesman confirmed they attended an address at Bramham Gardens where a woman in her 40s was pronounced dead at the scene, adding: “The death is being treated as unexplained.
“At this early stage, police are not treating the death as suspicious. “Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.
“The Coroner has been informed.”
The goddaughter of Prince Charles was a well-known face on the London party circuit and known for her wild ways, before appearing on "I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here" in 2002.
She led a colourful life full of highs and lows - from being treated for an addiction to cocaine in the late-90s to her ongoing relationship with the Royal family.
Revealing the brain tumour diagnosis, she said in November that the illness had given her a different outlook on life.
She said at the time: “I’m not the person I was, I’m much calmer. I don’t go to places like Ibiza because the party world scares me.
“It used to really matter what people thought and said about me. Now, it doesn’t bother me whether people write that I’m off my face, on my face, in my face, whatever. It’s all pretty trivial compared to [this].”
“I’ve carried this secret for a year. I wanted to deal with my illness privately but there have been so many rumours flying around.”
'Brave and honest'
Tributes have been paid by The Brain Tumour Charity.
Chief executive Sarah Kindsall said: “Our hearts go out to all of Tara Palmer-Tomkinson’s family and friends.
“Three months ago, Tara was brave enough to speak out about her brain tumour diagnosis and the impact it had on her life.
“Her honesty helped to raise awareness of the disease and it was welcomed by the many thousands of people in the UK and around the world who cope with the impact of a brain tumour.
“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 UK.”
Next of kin have been informed.
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