The family of the former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic have said they will not be attending his funeral tomorrow because of threats.

A senior official in Mr Milosevic's party said that neither his widow, Mira Markovic, nor son Marko would fly in for burial, which is due to take place in the grounds of the family home in Pozarevac, east of Belgrade. 

Thousands of supporters have filed past the coffin to pay their respects to their former leader, whose thirteen year rule brought the nation to its knees. 

Meanwhile, the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague has said provisional results of toxicology tests on the body of the former Yugoslav leader, Slobodan Milosevic, show no evidence that he was poisoned.

The post mortem examination has confirmed that Mr Milosevic died of a heart attack.

However, many of his supporters have voiced suspicions that his sudden death in prison in The Hague last Saturday was the result of poisoning.

His funeral will take place tomorrow in the grounds of his home in Pozarevac, east of Belgrade.