Paula Yates found dead at her home

The body of TV personality Paula Yates has been found in the bedroom of her Notting Hill home.

The body of TV personality Paula Yates has been found in the bedroom of her Notting Hill home.

Scotland Yard said officers were called to an address in St Luke's Mews, Notting Hill, this morning by an ambulance crew.

No cause of death will be known until a post mortem examination is conducted. Until then, police are treating the death as suspicious.

Police did not reveal the identity of the body but Ms Yates' solicitor Anthony Burton confirmed it was her.

And former husband Sir Bob Geldof said: "We are all so sad. The loss for all the children is insupportable."

Ms Yates, 40, rose to fame as a presenter on the 1980s music show The Tube, one of the flagship programmes at the launch of Channel 4.

She has been plagued by depression and was treated at the famous Priory clinic in Roehampton, south west London as well as other private clinics.

In 1998 there were reports that she tried to hang herself in a suicide bid similar to that of her dead lover, the INXS frontman Michael Hutchence.

She was saved by a friend who found her barely conscious in the bedroom of her west London home with a noose round her neck.

She has three children with former husband Geldof, Fifi Trixibelle, 17, Peaches, 10, and Pixie, seven.

Her fourth child, Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily, four, was born during her relationship with Hutchence, who killed himself in November 1997 in a Sydney hotel bedroom.

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