Celebrity tributes for the late Tara Palmer-Tomkinson flood social media

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  • After the shock passing of Tara Palmer-Tomkinson celebrity tributes for the star have flooded social media.

    The socialite, who appeared on several reality TV shows including I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, was found dead in her London flat on 7th February, aged 45.

    Since her death many of her famous friends have taken to Twitter and Instagram to share memories and photos of the late star.

    In emotional tributes Tara was described as as fun, loving and sweet by celebrities such as Piers Morgan and Boy George.

    Holly Willoughby took to Instagram to share a photo of the pair who are all smiles. The This Morning presenter captioned the photo, ‘Will miss your kindness, beautiful lady … 💔’

    Will miss your kindness, beautiful lady … 💔

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    Blue singer and Hollyoaks actor Duncan James called Tara one of his ‘oldest and dearest friends’ in a touching tweet.

    Piers Morgan referenced Tara’s troubled past, calling her a ‘fun, feisty woman who battled many demons’.

    Similarly, singer Boy George expressed his sadness at losing ‘a sweet complicated soul’.

    Presenting duo Ant and Dec, who worked with Tara in the 2002 series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here tweeted their sympathies, saying, ‘She was a true one off with a huge, generous heart.’

    X Factor winner Alexandra Burke tweeted her sadness at Tara’s passing, remembering how ‘warm and loving you were every time I saw you.’

    Tara’s death is currently being treated as unexplained, with a spokesman for Scotland Yard saying: ‘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.’

    ‘At this early stage, police are not treating the death as suspicious.’

    ‘Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing. The Coroner has been informed.’

    The sad news comes just a few months after Tara revealed she’d been battling a brain tumour.

    In November 2016, she revealed that she’d been diagnosed with a non-malignent growth in her pituitary gland in January of the same year, and had since been undergoing treatment.

    At the time, she told the Daily Mail: ‘I said: “What does this mean? Can you translate it?” 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’m going to die. I’ve only got a couple of weeks to live.” Stuff like that.’

    ‘I’m not the person I was, I’m much calmer. I don’t go to places like Ibiza because the party world scares me.’

    ‘It used to really matter what people thought and said about me. Now, it doesn’t bother me whether people write that I’m off my face, on my face, in my face, whatever. It’s all pretty trivial compared to [this].’

    ‘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.’

    Further tests conducted around the same time also revealed Tara had been suffering from a rare auto-immune condition, related to her anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA-related), where abnormal antibodies attack the body’s cells.