Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, god-daughter of Prince Charles, has been found dead at her London home.
The 45-year-old was known as a London party girl, a former Sunday Times columnist and reality TV star.
Prince Charles has publicly issued a tribute to Tara after hearing of her death.
The Prince said in a statement that he and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, were “deeply saddened” by the news.
BBC News said the Met Police confirmed a woman in her 40s was found dead at Palmer-Tomkinson’s flat in Bramham Gardens, South Kensington, at 13:40 GMT.
The former IT girl has been said to have had a troubled life, despite her privileged upbringing.
Although it is yet not confirmed what caused her death, Tara had received treatment in 2016 for a non-malignant brain tumour, BBC news reported.
Prior to that she had a highly publicised cocaine habit that led to the collapse of her nasal septum, which needed to be surgically repaired.
Tara finished in second place while starring in I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here in 2002, filmed here in Australia.
Friends and fans have taken to social media to express their sorrow.
Tweets such as Tara P-T as I’ll remember her. You could rock a Bond-themed fancy dress, party girl. RIP TPT
#TaraPalmerTomkinson and Tara was very bright & great fun. Sadly, as she often spoke about, drugs wrecked her life.