Tara Palmer-Tomkinson died of natural causes and “did not have a brain tumour”, her sister has said.
Author Santa Montefiore posted a series of tweets thanking people for their support in recent days following Palmer-Tomkinson’s death at the age of 45, but added that she wanted to “clarify” a few things and referenced a coroner’s report.
1/5 I’ve been so touched by the warm response to Tara’s death.Thank you from the whole family. But I'd like to clarify a couple of points. pic.twitter.com/4kYUyA55JL— Santa Montefiore (@SantaMontefiore) February 15, 2017
2/5 Today the Coroner’s report states that Tara died of natural
causes – a perforated ulcer. She did not have a brain tumour. pic.twitter.com/ccU3Ua4SPY— Santa Montefiore (@SantaMontefiore) February 15, 2017
3/5 Contrary to some reports, Tara was not the goddaughter of HRH the Prince of Wales.— Santa Montefiore (@SantaMontefiore) February 15, 2017
4/5 Tara’s good friends & family know that she was in
high spirits in her last days. She had plans, trips & had written a moving
new song.— Santa Montefiore (@SantaMontefiore) February 15, 2017
5/5 Lastly there will be a fuller statement from the PT family later
today. Thank you again.— Santa Montefiore (@SantaMontefiore) February 15, 2017
The former “It girl” and reality TV star was found dead in her west London flat last week.
Last year she revealed her fear of dying after being diagnosed with a non-malignant brain tumour.
After finding out about the growth in her pituitary gland, she later spoke about also suffering with an auto-immune disease that caused tiredness, joint pain and acute anaemia.
In what is believed to be one of her last interviews, she told the Daily Mail’s Weekend magazine about her quest to “make her family proud again”.
Following the news of her sudden death, her close friends the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were among the first to pay tribute.
The royal couple said they were “deeply saddened and our thoughts are so much with the family”.
A death notice on page 26 of the Daily Telegraph was published last week, stating: “Tara Clare died peacefully in her sleep”.
The piece also added that a private funeral is to be held.