Tara Palmer-Tomkinson spoke about her funeral just two weeks before she died. In an interview with journalist Rob McGibbon, the former It Girl revealed that she would want a "simple" service, saying: "I don't like funerals where everyone has a good time and gets drunk. I want a simple service, a positive eulogy and meaningful readings". She also revealed that she would want to be remembered "like a Bernese mountain dog - cheerful, beautiful and loved by all".
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Tara was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year
Tara's family released a brief statement to confirm that the London socialite had passed away "peacefully in her sleep", and that they planned to hold a private funeral for her, while police stated that they are not treating the death as suspicious. Prince Charles, who was close friends with Tara, was among those to pay tribute to the late 45-year-old. In a statement released via Clarence House, he said: "We are deeply saddened and our thoughts are so much with the family." Sarah Ferguson also released a statement to pay her respects to Tara. "The York Family are so shocked by this tragic news of the magnificent, beautifully energetic soul of Tara," she wrote. "My mother, Susie Barrantes, was her very proud godmother, and she adored her. We are all deeply shocked and saddened and send all our love and strength to the family in Dummer."
Tara spoke about her funeral in an interview
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The TV personality previously revealed that she had been diagnosed with a brain tumour in early 2016, and spoke about her illness. At the time, she said: "I actually feel very lucky. My growth was non-malignant but it affected the production of prolactin. I've been with people who have malignant brain tumours so I don't want to be like, 'Hey, look at me.' I have been – touch wood – luckier. I've taken medication and, thankfully, it seems to have gone away for now."