Tara Palmer-Tomkinson was found dead at her flat, five days after builders heard a loud crash coming from her home. The builders in the flat below said they had not seen her since a very loud bang on Friday.
They heard an alarm and moment’s later police and paramedics arrived.
Tara was found dead by a friend and was announced dead at 1:40pm, with polic calling the death “unexplained.”
Tara revealed in November that she had been diagnosed with a non-malignant brain tumour and worried that it could kill her. Tara also revealed that she was suffering from a rare autoimmune condition in which abnormal antibodies attack the body’s cells and tissues. Left untreated, this condition can eat away at your lungs and kidneys. The condition also has a number of affects such as weakness, urine filled with blood and red spots on the skin. It is believed that Tara was suffering from the condition 8 months before it was diagnosed.
Further to this, it is also highly publicised that Tara battle addiction to cocaine. Friends have since reported that they feared that she might have relapsed at a party before Christmas in Mayfair.
One friend said: “There was concern. Something was up and she looked particularly disheveled. There was a real worry that she may have fallen back into using drugs… she desperately wanted to leave her drug issues in the past, but was lonely and nobody could watch her 24 hours a day.”
A source added: “Her health had left her in a really bad way and she was very low. She thought about death a lot and even discussed her funeral at points.”
Tara was once an “It Girl,” who attended Prince William’s 2011 wedding and remained friends with him and Prince Harry.
She also took part in 2002 I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.
A post-mortem will now be carried out to try and establish the cause of the death. A spokesperson has said: “At this early stage, police are not treating the death as suspicious.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were “deeply saddened.” They said: “Our thoughts are so much with the family.”