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Tara Palmer-Tomkinson had 'holes' in her mouth from years of cocaine abuse
Henry Conway, 34, a fashion pundit and socialite, said that Tara's wounds made it difficult and for her to eat because of the pain and that they damaged her self-confidence.
Her cocaine abuse had worn away her septum, Henry revealed, with him telling The Sun: "After her nose had collapsed, she developed holes in her mouth and she had a lot of problems eating. She wasn't sleeping very well either and she had become quite agoraphobic."
Henry, who is said to have been friends with Tara for over a decade, competed in The Jump 2014; which she pulled out of in the weeks before the series was set to start.
The former 'It Girl' was found dead at 45 in her apartment on Wednesday after she was diagnosed with a brain tumour and rare auto-immune disease in January last year.
Henry Conway, a friend of Tara's, says cocaine had caused painful holes in her mouth
Tara was found dead in her flat on Wednesday and had previously battled with a cocaine addiction
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Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, the original 90s 'It Girl' has died aged 45 after battling a brain tumour.
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At her birthday party in Mayfair in 1998.
She had previously battled a drug addiction for many years, and the newspaper recently revealed that she had told a friend: "I'm doing everything I can to stay clean, but therapy isn't enough anymore."
Reports claim those close to her feared that she was returning to a "dark place" as Tara admitted to a friend that "she wanted drugs every day".
Henry also said that the socialite was "bipolar" and had different teddies that she would cuddle "depending on which anxiety she was feeling".
"Tara was open about her bipolar," he said. "She would have toddler-like tantrums about the smallest things."
In an interview with the Daily Mail in 2012, Tara said: "I think we are all a little bit bipolar," before revealing that she had been raised in a family where you would "have to break both your legs to get any sympathy".
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Henry also claimed that Tara was 'bipolar'
Tara was known as the original 'It Girl'
She claimed: "The only reaction i would get if I went home and said, 'I am bipolar' would be, 'Shut up, no one cares, get on with it.'
In an announcement in the Daily Telegraph, the family said that the former party girl "died peacefully in her sleep".
Just a couple of weeks ago, she visited a friend in hospital and told her: "Death comes to all of us – I'ver accepted that."
A source for The Mirror also claimed that Tara was "very, very skinny" and didn't look well.