The TV personality was NOT battling a brain tumour
After the tragic news of Tara Palmer-Tomlinson’s death on Wednesday, 8th February, her cause of death has been revealed. The socialite died of a perforated ulcer, not brain cancer as was widely speculated. In fact, she did not have a brain tumour at all.
Tara’s sister Santa Montefiore took to Twitter to set the record straight, also adding that she ‘had plans, trips & had written a moving new song’.
Her family previously issued a statement outlining that the 45 year-old died in her sleep.
A death notice, which appeared in the Daily Telegraph stated: ‘Tara Clare died peacefully in her sleep,’ adding that a private funeral will be held for the former TV personality.
Reports say that ‘a very loud bang’ was heard from Tara Palmer Tomkinson’s flat five days before her body was discovered.
Builders working nearby said that they had not seen her since the noise, and told The Sun: ‘We’d hear her walking around up there.
‘But last Friday we head a very loud bang in the afternoon – like someone or something falling over.
‘We hadn’t seen or heard her since then.’
Tara was found dead in her London flat yesterday afternoon, aged 45.
Scotland Yard have confirmed that officers were called by the ambulance service this afternoon and the death is currently being treated as unexplained.
A police spokesperson said: ‘Police were called by London Ambulance Service at approximately 13:40hrs on Wednesday, 8 February to an address in Bramham Gardens, SW5.
‘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.’
This tragic news comes after the TV personality recently revealed she was fighting a brain tumour that was discovered by doctors last January.
Our thoughts go out to her family and friends at this time…