Please read here on how to use images on RoyalDish. - Please read the RoyalDish message on board purpose and rules.
Images containing full nudity or sexual activities are strongly forbidden on RoyalDish.


Pages: [1] 2 3   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Tara Palmer Tomkinson found dead  (Read 3525 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Noodlesza

Gigantic Member
*********

Reputation: 461

Offline Offline

South Africa South Africa

Posts: 3798





Ignore
« on: February 08, 2017, 05:55:00 PM »

Article here

http://www.dailymail.co.u...mkinson-dies-aged-45.html


RIP
Logged

Keen!
Kimothy

Micro Member
**

Reputation: 32

Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 156





Ignore
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2017, 06:21:40 PM »

I saw this show up on my notifications!  I was shocked when I read it!  Shocked

Though she was definitely the quintessential party girl, she had a likability factor. In a way she was the "big sister" that William and Harry never had.  I truly hope she's resting in peace now.  Sad
Logged
Thistle

Ginormous Member
***********

Reputation: 813

Online Online

Posts: 7631





Ignore
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2017, 06:32:10 PM »

Whaaaaat?Huh?  Shocked Shocked Shocked

RIP Tara! She was a bit trashy but I kind of liked her....
Logged

Reading can seriously damage your ignorance
Princess BlueEyes

Warned
Gigantic Member
*********

Reputation: 582

Offline Offline

Posts: 3146


New money SHOUTS -> -> old money whispers




Ignore
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2017, 07:01:41 PM »

Poor troubled soul. Condolences to her family.  May she rest in peace.
Logged

    
editorathome
Board Helper
Most Exalted Member
************

Reputation: 1774

Offline Offline

Bouvet Island Bouvet Island

Posts: 13227





Ignore
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2017, 07:05:09 PM »

I used to read her column years ago in the Telegraph; she had a disarming, very self-deprecating sense of humor and was also quite funny on "Would I Lie to You?" But a sad life, I think, despite the wealth and privilege she was born into.

I'm sorry to see this.
Logged
genever

Mini Member
***

Reputation: 117

Offline Offline

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Posts: 388





Ignore
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2017, 07:13:16 PM »

She was endearingly bonkers and very likeable.
Logged

CathyJane

Warned
Gigantic Member
*********

Reputation: 363

Offline Offline

Posts: 3243





Ignore
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2017, 10:19:33 PM »

So sad. She seemed like a great girl; just had a lot of problems. Condolences to her grieving family.
Logged
jigmesjigga

Medium Member
*****

Reputation: 355

Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 927





Ignore
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2017, 10:36:38 PM »

She could have been the real Posh Spice. What a shame, and what a waste. Also, apparently, her columns were ghost-written, so she didn't write a word. I'm sure she could have but she didn't need to. Her poor family - these wealthy folks who send their kids to the right schools and hobnob with royalty, etc, must wonder what on earth they did wrong. Her other siblings did well. Coke should never be a lifestyle choice - it might not kill you at the beginning but the effects of it will get you in the end (stepping off preacher box).
Logged
Margaret

Big Member
*******

Reputation: 535

Offline Offline

Australia Australia

Posts: 1657





Ignore
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2017, 10:51:53 PM »

This has come as a bit of a shock. Far too young to go.  I enjoyed her on "Would I Lie to You".  She was crazy but quite likeable. 
Logged
OrangeOrchids

Baby Member
*

Reputation: 21

Offline Offline

Posts: 50





Ignore
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2017, 03:59:40 AM »

Just horrible. She seems like she was finally getting a grip and beating her demons.
Logged
TexasBear

Small Member
****

Reputation: 145

Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 604





Ignore
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2017, 04:04:00 AM »

Wow, I have the same tumor she had. Mine was diagnosed during a hormone panel bloodwork with an infertility specialist. I was told to have a brain CT, but I was probably fine, it was just overly cautious. Lo, and behold, there was a 6 mm pituitary tumor. Surprise! Too small to purue invasive intervention - just have to check my prolactin level regularly to monitor. No biggie.

That said, this story freaked me out.  Crap
Logged
shastadaisy

Medium Member
*****

Reputation: 178

Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 727





Ignore
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2017, 05:59:40 AM »

So sad. She was sort of an institution from a certain era in the U.K.

The earliest reports on her death gave the impression it was the brain tumor that killed her, but it seems that was wrong based on further reporting on the kind of non-malignant tumor it was.

Now builders are reporting a "loud bang" (a fall, a gun...) from her flat and she wasn't seen for a few days. What will likely emerge in the next day or two is going to be heartbreaking for her family.
Logged
TexasBear

Small Member
****

Reputation: 145

Offline Offline

United States United States

Posts: 604





Ignore
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2017, 06:10:55 AM »

Yep. I'm leary of speculating on cause and/or manner of death, but these tumors are very rarely lethal. From what I read, she was taking medication that successfully shrunk the tumor.
Logged
fairy

Most Exalted Member
*

Reputation: 2683

Offline Offline

Posts: 15869





Ignore
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2017, 10:11:14 AM »

Excessive drug use very often catches up on the users, even years later when they have already started to become clean and "healthy".
Perhaps the medication she took for the tumor interfered with some of the other substances she used, be it too much alcohol, or perhaps painkillers. People who have abused any sort of substance are usually not all too forth coming with what and how much they take, making treatment for any sort of ailment very difficult. These people are usually also not very hesitant to combine things that most others would not even think about taking solo, in minimum or without total medical supervision.
Logged

Mary's life motto:
"if I had the choice between world peace and a Prada handbag, I'd choose the latter one" Marian Keyes.
Herazeus
Banned
Banned
Medium Member
*****

Reputation: 609

Offline Offline

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Posts: 1053





Ignore
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2017, 12:00:18 PM »

She could have been the real Posh Spice. What a shame, and what a waste. Also, apparently, her columns were ghost-written, so she didn't write a word. I'm sure she could have but she didn't need to. Her poor family - these wealthy folks who send their kids to the right schools and hobnob with royalty, etc, must wonder what on earth they did wrong. Her other siblings did well. Coke should never be a lifestyle choice - it might not kill you at the beginning but the effects of it will get you in the end (stepping off preacher box).

Boarding schools are not dickensian institutions and the particular school Tara PT and sister attended was/is wonderful.

Secondly, the family already knew Charles and the royals long before Tara and her siblings were born. Charles PT met Prince Charles when both were at Cambridge and became lifelong friends. Charles PT was said to have taught prince Charles to ski. There was no need to grift their way into his royal life. And as they married and had kids, those kids grew up together.

Thirdly, the Palmer-Tomkinsons are as close to Charles as the Van Cutsems and have similar history. Unlike the Van Cutsems, they are extremely low key and go about their lives not flaunting their royal connections or joshing to be besties with the next generation of royals even though they are deeply embedded in that world.
Logged
Pages: [1] 2 3   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to: