Tara Palmer-Tomkinson died of natural causes and did not have a brain tumour, her sister has revealed.

The 45-year-old socialite , who was found dead at her flat in Earl’s Court on February 8, had a perforated ulcer, Santa Montefiore revealed in a series of messages on Twitter.

The author, who had previously paid a moving tribute to her sister in a black and white Instagram post, also revealed her sister was in good spirits in the days before her death.

Referencing the coroner’s report, she said was touched by the warm response to the former IT girl’s death and asked to clarify some points, saying Ms Palmer-Tomkinson was not the goddaughter of The Prince of Wales , contrary to media reports.

Showbiz pays tribute to Tara Palmer-Tomkinson

She goes on to say in her tweets, posted on Wednesday (February 15) afternoon: “Today the Coroner’s report states that Tara died of natural causes – a perforated ulcer.

"She did not have a brain tumour.”

She later adds: “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.”

The body of Ms Palmer-Tomkinson was discovered at her home in Bramham Gardens .

In November she said she had received treatment for a brain tumour.

Her family are expected to make a statement later today (Wednesday).

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