Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson has died aged 45, three months after revealing battle with pituitary tumor.


Palmer-Tomkinson had a non-malignant prolactinoma on her pituitary gland in her brain, doctors discovered in January 2016. By November of that year, she said that treatment had cleared the growth. Now, reports are unsure of her cause of death and tests need to be performed.

The 45-year-old had been described as “acting crazy” in the days leading up to her death. Sources say she had been knocking on various doors to neighboring apartments. A builder said a friend saw her, and “she had come downstairs to talk to them and she was acting crazy. She was banging on the door.”

A local cafe owner also described Palmer-Tomkinson as looking “very thin” for the past few weeks. The former model also was usually seen ordering a steak and a glass of wine early at the local pub, but hadn’t been seen there for months.

“She was very bubbly, always happy,” said cafe owner Sammy Chaoui. “She was fantastic, she was on really good form, there weren’t any problems. She always looked very thin, she has lost a lot of weight. I saw her around six weeks ago but haven’t seen her since. She looked like she was away with the fairies, very energetic. She never spoke about her problems, not about private things.”

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