Tara Palmer-Tomkinson

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Tara Palmer-Tomkinson
Tara Palmer-Tomkinson.jpg
Palmer-Tomkinson in June 2007
Born
Tara Claire Palmer-Tomkinson

(1971-12-23)23 December 1971
Died8 February 2017(2017-02-08) (aged 45)
Cause of deathPerforated ulcer and Peritonitis
Body discoveredSouth Kensington, London
Other namesT.P-T
OccupationSocialite, television personality, model, charity patron
Years active1995–2014
Parent(s)Charles Palmer-Tomkinson (father)
RelativesSanta Montefiore (sister)

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson (23 December 1971 – 8 February 2017) also known as T P-T,[1] was an English socialite, "it girl", television presenter, model and charity patron.[2]

Early life[change | change source]

Palmer-Timkinson was born in Hampshire. She studied at Sherborne School for Girls in Dorset.[3] After graduating, she moved to London where she worked at a bank.

I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here![change | change source]

In 2002, Palmer-Tomkinson made an appearance on the British television series I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, finishing as runner up.[4] In November 2005, Palmer-Tomkinson presented her third behind the scenes series on ITV2 for the hit show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here! Now.[5]

Other works[change | change source]

Palmer-Tomkinson was a contestant on Comic Relief Does Fame Academy for the BBC.[6]

Palmer-Tomkinson played the piano, as was demonstrated at events at the Queen Elizabeth Hall with the National Symphony Orchestra,[7] at the Royal Albert Hall with Mozart, and at The Coliseum during a Leonard Bernstein Tribute.[8]

Palmer-Tomkinson was also a writer. She wrote The Naughty Girl's Guide To Life (2007) , Inheritance (2010) and Infidelity (2012).

Death[change | change source]

In January 2016, Palmer-Tomkinson was diagnosed with brain cancer.[9]

On 8 February 2017, she was found dead at her home in London, aged 45.[10] The cause was a perforated ulcer.[10][11]

References[change | change source]

  1. Walker, Andrew (30 August 2002). "BBC News "Tara Palmer-Tomkinson: Still got It?"". Retrieved 6 January 2010.
  2. "It-girl Tara backs autism charity". The Herald Scotland. 2 November 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  3. The Spectator (8 February 2017). "Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, 1971 – 2017: 'a broad with a broad mind'". spectator.co.uk. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  4. Deans, Jason (28 April 2003). "ITV holds high hopes for I'm a Celebrity". The Guardian.
  5. Deen, Sarah (22 September 2016). "Vicky Pattison and Stacey Solomon confirmed to replace Laura Whitmore on I'm A Celeb spin-off". Metro.
  6. "Sky News "Tara's Kind Gesture"".
  7. Wilson, Jamie (19 December 2000). "'It girl' Tara to make her debut as solo pianist". The Guardian.
  8. Cavendish, Lucy. "Life if so lonely". London Evening Standard.
  9. "Tara Palmer-Tomkinson reveals brain tumour battle". BBC News. 19 November 2016.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Davies, Caroline (8 February 2017). "Tara Palmer-Tomkinson dies aged 45". The Guardian.
  11. "Palmer-Tomkinson 'died due to ulcer'". BBC News. 15 February 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2017.

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