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Peaches Geldof Died Of Heroin Overdose

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Heroin played a role in the tragic death of Peaches Geldof, a senior police officer has revealed.

The 25-year-old daughter of Sir Bob Geldof was found dead at her country home earlier this month in what was described by police as a ‘non-suspicious’ and ‘sudden unexplained’ death.

Her husband Thomas Cohen found her ‘slumped’ in the spare room on the bed with one leg on the floor, and called for his mother before contacting emergency services, the hearing was told.

The mother-of-two was also said to have made a phone call to a friend just hours before she died.

At the opening of her inquest in Gravesend, Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said a post-mortem examination was inconclusive, prompting further tests.

But he told the hearing: “Recent use of heroin and the levels identified were likely to have played a role in her death. On Thursday April 3, 2014, Thomas Cohen went with his two sons to stay for the weekend at his parents’ house in south-east London. This is a normal occurrence which enables Peaches and Thomas to complete work in their respective careers. It is believed that Peaches spent Saturday afternoon, into the evening, and Sunday morning at her home address alone. Throughout this period she maintained telephone contact with family and friends, including contact with Thomas’s mother to arrange a family activity, but this was cancelled. Peaches maintained contact with family and friends throughout Sunday and at 5pm Thomas’s father Keith Cohen took the youngest child, Phaedra, back to Wrotham and spent half an hour with Peaches before leaving the child with her.”

No family members were present at the short hearing, with the full inquest expected to begin in late July.

He also confirmed her father, Sir Bob, was the individual who identified Peaches’ body.

In a tragic case of history repeating itself, Peaches’ own mother Paula Yates died from an accidental heroin overdose in 2000, aged 41.

She too was alone with young daughter by Michael Hutchence, Tiger Lily, then aged four.

On the day of her death, Peaches is said to have posted a picture of herself as a young girl with her late mother.

Source: Daily Mail