Prince Charles' goddaughter, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson has been found dead in her London home.
The 45-year-old socialite announced in 2016 she was recieving treatment for a non-malignant brain tumor. She was also suffering from an auto immune disease that caused acute anaemia, tiredness and joint pain.
The Met Police confirmed a woman in her 40s was found dead at Palmer-Tomkinson's flat in South Kensington on Wednesday afternoon, the BBC report.
“A woman, aged in her 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene. At this early stage the death is being treated as unexplained. We are not treating this death as suspicious. The coroner has been informed and the next of kin has been informed,” a spokesperson for the police said.
Palmer-Tomkinson was the the daughter of former British Olympic skier Charles Palmer-Tomkinson.
Her godfather, Prince Charles has led the public tributes, saying he was "deeply saddened" by her death. He and the Duchess of Cornwall said their "thoughts are so much with the family".
Last year, Palmer-Tomkinson, who mixed in A-list circles in the 1990s and was known for her hard-partying, told The Daily Mail she feared she’d only have a few weeks to live.
“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.
"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?’ 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’ve only got a couple of weeks to live.’”
However, she was treated and was feeling optimistic about her health.
"I have been – touch wood – luckier [than others]. I've taken medication and, thankfully, it seems to have gone away for now."
Tara famously battled a cocaine addiction and had surgeries on her nose when her septum collapsed. She says some publications blamed her recent fragility on drugs when it’s simply not the case.
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