Tara Palmer-Tomkinson died peacefully in her sleep, her family has said.
The former “It girl” and socialite was found dead, aged 45, at her London home on Wednesday, months after revealing she had been diagnosed with a brain tumour.
A death notice on page 26 of the Daily Telegraph said: “Tara Clare died peacefully in her sleep,” and added that a private funeral will be held.
The death notice for Tara Palmer-Tomkinson in Friday's Daily Telegraph
Her sister, author Santa Montefiore, made a tribute on social media the day after her death.
In November, Palmer-Tomkinson said she was being treated for a non-malignant growth in her pituitary gland and added she feared she would die after being told of her condition.
She was diagnosed with the tumour last January after she returned from a ski trip, and was also suffering with an auto-immune disease which caused tiredness, joint pain and acute anaemia.
Palmer-Tomkinson’s close friends the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were among the first to pay tribute.
The royal couple said they were “deeply saddened and our thoughts are so much with the family” shortly after the news broke.
Former Blue singer Duncan James, who was once romantically linked to Palmer-Tomkinson, wrote a tribute in The Sun saying: “Tara had a cheeky, naughty, mischievous side that I loved. She would always make me smile and laugh in ways that nobody else could.”
Ivan Massow, former chairman of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), told ITV’s This Morning they were “unlikely friends” after they “hit it off” when they shared a car to a charity event at Ascot.
But he said that in recent weeks it had been difficult to get hold of Palmer-Tomkinson, who, due to years of drug abuse, had reconstructive surgery on her nose in 2006 after her septum collapsed.
He told This Morning: “I hadn’t seen her for over a month, and it’s been hard to reach her. With people like this, you have to sort of let go with love… you can’t badger them.”
I'm so sad to hear that Tara Palmer-Tomkinson has passed away. Thoughts and love to her family RIP Tara x— Darren Day (@DarrenDOfficial) February 8, 2017
Asked if he thought she had returned to a “dark place”, Mr Massow said: “Well, I know that every time I didn’t hear from her, that’s where she was… “.
She appeared on television shows including reality series I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! in 2002. She came second to DJ Tony Blackburn