Peaches 'died of heroin overdose'

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Peaches Geldof was found dead at her home on April 7 Peaches Geldof was found dead at her home on April 7

The family of Peaches Geldof has refused to comment on reports that she died from a heroin overdose as an inquest into her death is due to open.

The body of the 25-year-old mother-of-two was found at the home she shared with her young family in Wrotham, Kent, on April 7.

A post-mortem examination carried out at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford proved inconclusive, prompting further tests to be conducted.

According to The Times, tests showed she died from a heroin overdose, in a parallel to her mother Paula Yates who died at her London home aged 41 in 2000.

A spokesman for the Geldof family: "I cannot confirm anything as an inquest is taking place. The family have no statement."

The inquest will be opened and adjourned at Gravesend Old Town Hall this afternoon.

A statement from Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham will be heard during the brief hearing in front of North West Kent coroner Roger Hatch.

A full inquest into the death of model, TV presenter and journalist Peaches - mother to Astala, 23 months, and 11-month-old Phaedra - is due to be set for late July.

Hours before she was found dead, Peaches posted a picture online of herself as a young child in the arms of her TV presenter and writer mother.

At her funeral service in Davington, near Faversham, her body was carried into church in a poignantly-decorated coffin which included a picture of her young family.

Her father, Bob Geldof, is thought to have led tributes in front of a host of well-known personalities, including the Duchess of York, supermodel Kate Moss and former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman.

The church, St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence, was where Peaches married musician Mr Cohen in 2012. It was also where her television presenter mother Paula Yates married Geldof in 1986.

Ms Yates' funeral was held there after she died from an accidental heroin overdose in 2000, aged 41.

Former Boomtown Rats singer Geldof has previously paid tribute to his daughter alongside his partner, Jeanne Marine, and Peaches sisters, Fifi Trixibelle, Pixie and Tiger, saying she was the "wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us".

A Kent Police spokesman said the force "neither confirmed or denied" the report.

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8:34am Thu 1 May 14

Boloney-marshal says...

Why is it when The Argus reported "Peaches Geldof" death, you called her Peaches Geldof - now it is revealed she may have died of a heroin overdose, you call her just plain "Geldof" ?
Why is it when The Argus reported "Peaches Geldof" death, you called her Peaches Geldof - now it is revealed she may have died of a heroin overdose, you call her just plain "Geldof" ? Boloney-marshal
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9:04am Thu 1 May 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Heroin has long been known to be a killer so can't understand why anyone would think death from a heroin overdose is an accident! If Peaches Geldof's death is confirmed as a "heroin" overdose, just like her mother's death was, it's a family tragedy, but one that could have been avoided.
Heroin has long been known to be a killer so can't understand why anyone would think death from a heroin overdose is an accident! If Peaches Geldof's death is confirmed as a "heroin" overdose, just like her mother's death was, it's a family tragedy, but one that could have been avoided. Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 5

9:18am Thu 1 May 14

pixiebell87 says...

Selfish cow!! Her poor children!!
Selfish cow!! Her poor children!! pixiebell87
  • Score: 14

9:24am Thu 1 May 14

jammin says...

pixiebell87 wrote:
Selfish cow!! Her poor children!!
Yes her poor children but I doubt death was her intention
[quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: Selfish cow!! Her poor children!![/p][/quote]Yes her poor children but I doubt death was her intention jammin
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9:29am Thu 1 May 14

pixiebell87 says...

jammin wrote:
pixiebell87 wrote:
Selfish cow!! Her poor children!!
Yes her poor children but I doubt death was her intention
whether she intended to kill herself or not, she still put that stuff in her body knowing that it could kill her, therefore in my eyes she was selfish.
[quote][p][bold]jammin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pixiebell87[/bold] wrote: Selfish cow!! Her poor children!![/p][/quote]Yes her poor children but I doubt death was her intention[/p][/quote]whether she intended to kill herself or not, she still put that stuff in her body knowing that it could kill her, therefore in my eyes she was selfish. pixiebell87
  • Score: 18

1:54pm Thu 1 May 14

jimjamhartford says...

Great mum, my arse!
Great mum, my arse! jimjamhartford
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7:58pm Thu 1 May 14

wrighty2908 says...

Boloney-marshal wrote:
Why is it when The Argus reported "Peaches Geldof" death, you called her Peaches Geldof - now it is revealed she may have died of a heroin overdose, you call her just plain "Geldof" ?
Where does the article refer to Peaches as Geldof, I think you need to read the article again. I agree its a tragedy but its just as selfish leaving a husband and two very young children.
[quote][p][bold]Boloney-marshal[/bold] wrote: Why is it when The Argus reported "Peaches Geldof" death, you called her Peaches Geldof - now it is revealed she may have died of a heroin overdose, you call her just plain "Geldof" ?[/p][/quote]Where does the article refer to Peaches as Geldof, I think you need to read the article again. I agree its a tragedy but its just as selfish leaving a husband and two very young children. wrighty2908
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8:12pm Thu 1 May 14

Jon-Vencato says...

My sister died of the same thing slightly older than peaches, she was living in Chelsea with the lifestyle to go with it. Heroin just drags you down even the weekend recreational users. The body just gives in.
Quite strange really my son Nick is the same birth date as Peaches March 13 and he was drugged last year. He now has medical issues.
Some of the remarks and posts above are rather below the belt and quite low rent.
RIP.+
My sister died of the same thing slightly older than peaches, she was living in Chelsea with the lifestyle to go with it. Heroin just drags you down even the weekend recreational users. The body just gives in. Quite strange really my son Nick is the same birth date as Peaches March 13 and he was drugged last year. He now has medical issues. Some of the remarks and posts above are rather below the belt and quite low rent. RIP.+ Jon-Vencato
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9:10pm Thu 1 May 14

25414nora says...

Absolutely tragic, I've been looking up the Geldof history on Wikipedia.
This unfortunate family seem to have a curse bestowed on them.
Peaches mother 'Paula Yates' was fathered by 1960's / 70's television game presenter 'Hughie Green, although Paula was raised by Jess Yates, host of TV religious programme:- Stars on Sunday. Paula married Bob Geldof (Boomtown Rats) and had Peaches, and Pixie Geldof. Then Paula went off with pop star Michael Hutchence (INXS) they had Tiger lily Hutchence.
Michael Hutchence hanged himself in 1997, Paula died of an heroin overdose in 2000. And now Peaches has taken the same route to Oblivion...Yes Tragic.
Absolutely tragic, I've been looking up the Geldof history on Wikipedia. This unfortunate family seem to have a curse bestowed on them. Peaches mother 'Paula Yates' was fathered by 1960's / 70's television game presenter 'Hughie Green, although Paula was raised by Jess Yates, host of TV religious programme:- Stars on Sunday. Paula married Bob Geldof (Boomtown Rats) and had Peaches, and Pixie Geldof. Then Paula went off with pop star Michael Hutchence (INXS) they had Tiger lily Hutchence. Michael Hutchence hanged himself in 1997, Paula died of an heroin overdose in 2000. And now Peaches has taken the same route to Oblivion...Yes Tragic. 25414nora
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9:50pm Thu 1 May 14

Huey says...

Drug taking idiot like her mum. Now she's dead, ah well. Only famous coz of her dad anyway. Another dead z list celeb. Wonder who the next will be.
Drug taking idiot like her mum. Now she's dead, ah well. Only famous coz of her dad anyway. Another dead z list celeb. Wonder who the next will be. Huey
  • Score: -6

10:07am Fri 2 May 14

James92 says...

Most of us suspected it was drugs to begin with, you can't be perfectly healthy with no past serious health issues and suddenly drop dead at such young age also with medical care and technology, if you die in your 20's then something is wrong that should'nt have happened. Normal healthy people don't just die young in this part of the world (west)
Most of us suspected it was drugs to begin with, you can't be perfectly healthy with no past serious health issues and suddenly drop dead at such young age also with medical care and technology, if you die in your 20's then something is wrong that should'nt have happened. Normal healthy people don't just die young in this part of the world (west) James92
  • Score: 1
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