Tara Palmer-Tomkinson did not have brain tumour, says sister

British author Santa Montefiore, who previously posted an online tribute about her model sister's passing, went on to Twitter today to "clarify" the circumstances of her death.

The socialite and TV personality died age 45 at her west London home last week.

Ms Montefiore assured followers that the socialite was "in high spirits" during her last days.

She explained: "Tara's good friends & family know that she was in high spirits in her last days".

"She had plans, trips [and] had written a moving new song", she wrote.

Past year she revealed her fear of dying after being diagnosed with a non-malignant brain tumour.

They said: "Those that knew and were close to Tara knew that there was no retreat to a "dark place" as some have disappointingly suggested".

But a statement from the rest of the family also confirmed that this wasn't the case while also releasing the date of Tara's funeral which will be held on February 27th.




'As usual she had been busy with the friends and family she loved, and who loved her in return.

She was also known for her skills as a pianist, having performed at the Royal Festival Hall with the National Symphony Orchestra and elsewhere.

"I said: 'What does this mean?"

She finished her stream of statements by adding: "Lastly there will be a fuller statement from the PT family later today". After finding out about the growth in her pituitary gland, she...

Ms Palmer-Tomkinson, who battled drug problems in the past, said previous year that blood tests found she was suffering with an auto-immune disease which had caused tiredness, joint pain and acute anaemia.

Many publications, including The Sun, The Independent and The Mirror, reported that Tara was the goddaughter of Prince Charles.

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.

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