Her sister, Santa Montefiore, shared a tribute to the socialite on Instagram the day after she died at her Earl's Court apartment.
Tara was found dead in her flat by a cleaner on Wednesday February 8.
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Partying frenetically throughout the period, affluent and well-connected to the royal family, Palmer-Tomkinson rapidly became a gift for the media, and not just the tabloids.
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Long-time friend, Viktor Karachi described the man as "controlling", saying he prevented her from going to the pub. "I said, "No, I can't take that", and she replied, "If you don't take it, I'll throw it across the restaurant". We started chatting and as she's talking to me, she's gesticulating with her hands, and I noticed this diamond bling, gorgeous ring, and I'm like watching her hand like a magpie and said, "Your ring is beautiful".
Palmer-Tomkinson revealed in November that she was being treated for a non-malignant growth in her pituitary gland and expressed fears that she would die after being told of her condition. At the time she admitted that she initially struggled to come to terms with her diagnosis.
GETTYTara with ex-boyfriend Duncan James
Duncan wrote: "Tara has been my best friend since I got into the industry". I was starting to be devious and deceptive and deceitful'.
"I hadn't seen her for over a month, and it's been hard to reach her".
She was diagnosed with a brain tumour in January 2016 after coming back from a skiing holiday.
She broke down in tears as she recalled the night she almost died from an overdose during her battle with cocaine addiction. She subsequently spent £6,000 on rhinoplasty and fillers to fix the damage and regain a natural shape. Celebrity came at a price, advances against the column were used to fuel her cocaine habit, her credit cards were removed because of mounting debts, and in 1999 her parents paid for her to go into rehab in Arizona for a month.
"The turning point was when I used to run down stairs and pretend I had to repark my vehicle or something and saying to the dealer, "listen, here's 30 quid" and getting some for myself because I never wanted to be dependent on someone", she said during a 2014 appearance on the celebrity edition of The Jeremy Kyle Show.
"No one made me smile the way you did and I'm going to be lost without hearing your voice". "I was starting to be devious and deceptive and deceitful".
He fondly wrote: "No matter what Tara did, I always did believe she would be fine and that is why it is such a shock to me that she is gone".
Despite having no kids, Tara had a lot of friends in high places, thanks to her family's close relationship with the Royal Family.