Tara Palmer-Tomkinson has been found dead at her London flat, according to reports. She was 45.
Palmer-Tomkinson, a socialite, writer and fashion designer, had been diagnosed with a brain tumour, although the precise circumstances of her death are currently unclear.
Born to an aristocratic father, Palmer-Tomkinson was Prince Charles' goddaughter and she remained close to the Royal Family throughout her life, regularly going on holiday with the Royal family. She became an 'It Girl' and a constant presence on London's fashion and social scene, writing a diary of her adventures in The Sunday Times.
The socialite was involved in many charitable causes, and became the patron of Scottish charity Speur Ghlan for a year in late 2013.
She revealed in one interview that she had given £1,000 to a homeless person, and when performing on Comic Relief Does Fame Academy in 2007 she gave her complimentary tickets away as gifts to those who had helped her in her life.
This included the police officer who recovered the car stolen from her, the locksmith who once helped her break into her home, and the shopkeepers from whom her parents had bought their groceries.
After winning the show, she went on to release a single in 2012 entitled 5 seconds.
Last year Palmer-Tomkinson also launched a fashion label last year called Desiderata, whose name was inspired by one of her favourite poems.