Tara Palmer-Tomkinson tragically passed away in her London home on Wednesday, 8 February. And as her friends and family mourn the loss of a unique, vivacious and kind-hearted individual, we’re looking back over the society girl’s past moments with HELLO! magazine. Always generous with her time and full of energy, shoots with Tara were great fun. And in 2013, as the magazine celebrated its 25th anniversary, the late star filmed a video with us, remembering her magazine highlights.
“I remember we were shooting for Hello in Bali in a fur coat,” Tara says in the video, a smirk firmly on her lips. “With Yves St Laurent tribute shoes and I’d made the HELLO! magazine into a clutch bag- which by the way, I think would be a great clutch bag!” she adds, modelling her design perfectly.
“I was walking around with my clutch bag and a white fur coat that was more suitable for Hugh Hefner rather than your magazine!” she adds, laughing at the memory. “I have travelled with you from Klosters to Bali to a really memorable shoot which was the Olympic games shoot,” she concludes, listing her favourite moments over the years - all of which made their way onto the magazine’s front cover over the years.
Tragic news of Tara Palmer-Tomkinson's death broke on Wednesday
The sad news of Tara’s death broke on Wednesday afternoon. As HELLO! reported previously, the TV personality had revealed last year that she was battling a brain tumour. A police spokesperson confirmed to HELLO! Online that a woman in her 40s was found in her London home, and pronounced dead at the scene. "Police were called by London Ambulance Service at approximately 13:40hrs on Wednesday, 8 February to an address in Bramham Gardens, SW5," Scotland Yard said in the statement. "A woman, aged in her 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been informed. The death is being treated as unexplained. At this early stage, police are not treating the death as suspicious. Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing. The Coroner has been informed."
Tara's Olympic photoshoot
Such sad news,” HELLO!’s Editor-in-Chief Rosie Nixon wrote in a tribute to Tara on Instagram. “So many at HELLO! magazine have fond memories of Tara Palmer-Tomkinson - the socialite with a heart of gold. She graced our pages so many times and was always a joy to work with. The world is a duller place without her. Rest in peace.”