Tara Palmer-Tomkinson's wild life – From her cocaine addiction to I'm A Celebrity appearance
The English socialite and It Girl led a wild and wonderful life, which was often documented in the tabloids.
From her arrest in Heathrow airport in 2014 to her well-documented battle with drugs, the star was open about her colourful life.
Tara was first treated for her drug addition in 1999 and, in 2006 she was thrown into the spotlight when her septum nasi collapsed as a result of her £400-a-day addiction to cocaine.
She is said to have had £6,000 worth of surgery to have it repaired and three years ago she opened up to Jeremy Kyle about her battle with drugs.
The socialite broke down as she revealed she almost died after taking an overdose of cocaine, telling the presenter: "I remember timing my heart because I knew it was going to stop.
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I remember timing my heart because I knew it was going to stop
"I remember my telephone was there and I remember crawling on my hands and knees to pick up the phone call, and then I woke up in hospital.
"I remember saying my prayers. I knew my heart was stopping."
Following a stint at a rehab facility in Arizona, she explained that she no longer had any temptation to take drugs, commenting: "Drugs absolutely terrify me."
And, despite years of partying and being regularly snapped leaving nightclubs throughout the nineties and noughties, Tara said she became "terribly anxious" about going to public events.
In 2002, she finished runner-up in the first series of I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!. During her time in the jungle, she endured being gunged in the shower as part of the first Bushtucker Trial.
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson dead: The star was thrown into the spotlight when her septum nasi collapsed
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson 1971-2017
Wed, February 8, 2017
Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, the original 90s 'It Girl' has died aged 45 after battling cancer.
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At her birthday party in Mayfair in 1998.
She later went on to present the behind-the-scenes series I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Now as well as appearing on celebrity specials of A Place in the Sun and Blind Date.
In December 2014, the goddaughter of Prince Charles was arrested in Heathrow airport following her reaction to being refused access to the first-class lounge.
In video footage taken by an onlooker, she could be seen crying and swearing at police officers as they questioned her behaviour.
Tara later insisted that her meltdown was the result of a panic attack, explaining: "I wasn't drunk, there was no disorderly behaviour. I was cautioned, I saw a doctor, they were nice to me."
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She was found dead in her London flat earlier today, with a police spokesperson telling The Sun: "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.”
It comes after Tara opened up about her illness in November 2016, confessing: "I went to the doctor to talk about my latest blood test results when I got back from skiing in January. I said, 'What does it mean? Can you translate it?'And the doctor said, 'As I suspected, you have a brain tumour'."