Tara Palmer-Tomkinson’s death ‘will not be probed at inquest’ because she died of natural causes.
The British socialite, who rose to fame in the ’90s as a hard-partying “It girl”, was found dead at her South Kensington flat in London on 8 Feb (17) – aged 45.
Her death came as a shock with many speculating the former drug addict had passed away from a brain tumour. However, the BBC confirmed she had received treatment in 2016 for a non-malignant brain tumour.
Tara’s sister, British author Santa Montefiore, took to Twitter to tell her followers the post-mortem examination had revealed the socialite died of a perforated ulcer.
Now Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper has reported the coroner’s court has decided not to hold an inquest into her death, due to the post-mortem results which confirmed she died of natural causes.
The report comes as Tara’s family released a statement revealing her funeral will be held on 27 February (17).
“We would like to thank the many people who have contacted us about Tara following her untimely death,” the statement read. “It has been a source of great comfort to know how loved she was by so many people.
“Tara’s funeral will be on the 27th February. This will be a private moment for family and close friends to grieve and we would ask that our privacy at this time is respected. We will miss Tara very much and will never forget the joy, love and humour she brought to our lives.”
The statement also hit back at claims the former drug addict had returned to her previous habits, as had been suggested by some “friends” following her death.
“Tara died peacefully in her sleep due to a perforated ulcer and peritonitis,” it continued.
“Those that knew and were close to Tara knew that there was no retreat to a ‘dark place’ as some have disappointingly sought to suggest.
“In the last few weeks Tara was happy, positive and making plans for when she recovered her health. As usual she had been busy with the friends and family she loved, and who loved her in return.
“She was in communication with her family and others of whom she was fond over her final weekend and had spent a lot of her time recording music and playing the piano in her apartment – a sure sign that she was happy and feeling good.”