Thursday, February 9, 2017

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, former socialite, dies at 45

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, the socialite and self-confessed IT girl of her generation,  has died at home at the age of 45.
Palmer-Tomkinson, who lived alone in West London, was pronounced dead in her own home after a long period of ill-health, months after she disclosed she had been diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Friends said they had feared for her in recent weeks after she appeared frail and out of contact, as police confirmed they were treating the death as unexplained but not suspicious.
An ambulance had been called to the address at 1.40pm, before police were alerted.

Doctors discovered the tumour in January 2016 and the star revealed in November saying "I went to the doctors to talk about my latest blood test results when I got back from skiing in January. And the doctor said, 'As I suspected, you have a brain tumour.'"
Scotland Yard confirmed police were called by the ambulance service at 1.40pm on February 8, 2017 and her death is currently being treated as unexplained.
Her spokesman said:
"Police were called by London Ambulance Service at approximately 1.40pm on Wednesday, 8 February to an address in Bramham Gardens, SW5. her Next of kin have been informed and enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing. The Coroner has been informed."
Prince Charles, Tara's god-father led the tributes saying he was "deeply saddened" by her death.  In a statement issued by Clarence House, their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall said:
"We are deeply saddened and our thoughts are so much with the family." - 

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