Aristocrat's daughter and social butterfly Tara Palmer-Tomkinson died of a perforated ulcer, her sister Santa Montefiore has revealed.
In a series of tweets, Montefiore thanked people for their support following the death of her sister and shared details of the coroner’s report.
Palmer-Tomkinson was found dead in her West London flat last week.
Since she revealed last year that she had been diagnosed with a non-malignant brain tumour, many had thought that was the cause of her death.
Her family has released the following statement, the BBC reports:
"We would like to thank the many people who have contacted us about Tara following her untimely death. It has been a source of great comfort to know how loved she was by so many people.
Tara died peacefully in her sleep due to a perforated ulcer and peritonitis.
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.
Tara's funeral will be on the February 27. 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 bought to our lives.”