Tributes flood in for Tara Palmer-Tomkinson following tragic death aged 45

News broke this afternoon that Tara Palmer-Tomkinson has sadly passed away aged just 45. The English socialite and goddaughter to Prince Charles, was found in her home in Bramham Gardens, South Kensington earlier today.

A spokesperson said: “Police were called by London Ambulance Service at approximately 13:40hrs on Wednesday, 8 February to an address in Bramham Gardens, SW5.

“A woman, aged in her 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been informed.

“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.”

Tara’s home, where she was found | Google Maps

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall released a statement in which they explained they were “deeply saddened and our thoughts are so much with the family”, following Tara’s death.

Palmer-Tomkinson rose to fame in the 1990s as a hard-partying “it girl” and put her name to several columns revealing her lifestyle.

The former I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here contestant was diagnosed with a non-malignant brain tumour last January, after returning from a skiing trip, and hit back at critics who blamed her frail health on her well-documented cocaine addiction.

Tara appeared on the first series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! | Photo By GRANADA/REX
Tara appeared on the first series of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! | Photo By GRANADA/REX

Fans and friends took to Twitter to pay their respects to Tara and her family at this sad time.