Annabelle Neilson dies aged 49: Kate Moss leads tributes to Alexander McQueen's muse found dead in multi-million pound Chelsea mansion

Alexandra Richards
Dave Benett

Kate Moss's talent agency has led an outpouring of grief for top London socialite Annabelle Neilson after her death aged 49.

Ms Neilson, who was a close friend of the supermodel, was found dead in her multi-million-pound home in Chelsea on Thursday.

The Kate Moss Agency shared an image of the pair on its official Instagram account with a simple heart emoji.

​Writer Giles Paley-Philips wrote on Twitter: "Really sorry to hear the news of Annabelle Neilson's passing. Had many conversations with her after she'd written her series of children's books and she was always warm and genuine."

Leroy Dawkins, a judge on TV show Top Model wrote: “Rip Annabelle you were a beautiful soul and it was a pleasure knowing you.... so sad you left us too soon sleep easy and rest well…I have the memories of the clubbing days of the 90s.”

Hundreds of fans paid tribute to the former model and ex-wife of millionaire banker Nat Rothschild.

One person wrote that Ms Neilson, who became fashion designer Alexander McQueen's muse at the age of 22, was "taken too young."

Karen Minnae wrote on Instagram of the pair: “You and Lee (McQueen) were a match on earth and now in heaven. We will miss you sweet Annabelle. Always in our hearts.”

“Gone way too soon! Rest peacefully darling! You are now with Lee (McQueen),” one person wrote.

Another person said: “RIP Annabelle. May your soul reunite with Alexander.”

Avid watchers of TV show Ladies of London in which Ms Neilson starred also paid tribute.

Annabelle Neilson (L) with ladies of London co-star Caroline Stanbury (Dave Benett)

“Rest In Peace, you were my favourite Lady of London,” one person wrote.

While another person said: “RIP I loved her on Ladies of London.”

Annabelle Neilson with best friend Alexander McQueen (Rex Features)

In 1994 the star eloped in Las Vegas with banker Rothschild, son and heir of banker Jacob Rothschild.

The couple split up after three years of marriage and Ms Neilson reportedly received a generous financial settlement.

In 2015 Ms Neilson spoke of her friendship with McQueen during an interview with the Daily Mail. She said: "He was my brother, my boyfriend, my soulmate. Most of the time people called me Mrs McQueen. Quite often we were sharing a bed."

Ms Neilson is thought to have been the last person to see the famous designer alive and was left devastated by his death.

Police said her death is not being treated as suspicious.

She is known to have battled with a drug addiction from a young age before becoming sober.