Tara Palmer Tomkinson has been found dead in a London flat following a battle with a brain tumour.
The 45-year-old former It girl revealed in November she had been receiving treatment for a non-malignant growth in her pituitary gland.
Police were called to a flat near Earl’s Court shortly before 2pm this afternoon and found the former model dead. Her family have been told.
A police spokesman said: ‘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.’