Tara Palmer-Tomkinson died of a perforated stomach ulcer which could have suddenly worsened overnight.
It causes a condition called peritonitis - which can be fatal if it isn't treated immediately.
But the symptoms can be so agonising that many are left unable to move as it would worsen the pain.
This delay in seeking urgent help would have allowed for bacteria in her stomach to spread around her body, giving her deadly blood poisoning, also known as sepsis.
And in turn, some of her major organs could have shut themselves down and stopped working as a result of the infection.
Around one in 10 people are believed to develop stomach ulcers at some point in their lives.
They can be caused by drinking too much alcohol, smoking cigarettes and being very ill.
And with treatment, most can heal within just two months. But in rare cases peritonitis can occur as a result of perforation.
It is unsure how many people develop the complication each year, but an estimated one in 10 patients will die as a result of it.
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The dm have their info from the NHS site.
Apparently these ulcers are quite common among longtime cocaine users. It is her party and drug use that have ultimately caught up with her. Some people, although clean for a long time and living a healthy lifestyle, can still suddenly develop problems or die many years after coming clean. It is always sad when someone dies young, I was quite taken aback when reading the news, but you really have to try to make the right choices and I'd hope that it's maybe a wakeup call to others or scares people off from using drugs.
That brain tumor, aparently she had a bit of a growth, which most people have, which is harmless and cannot be classified as tumor.