Heroin likely paid a role in Peaches Geldolf’s death: coroner

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An inquest into the death of 25-year-old Peaches Geldof, the second daughter of musician Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, has revealed that heroin likely played a role.

Mrs. Geldof was found by her husband lying dead on her bed in her Kent home on April 7.


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Authorities called it a “non-suspicious, unexplained sudden death,” and an autopsy proved inconclusive.

According to a report by TMZ, coroner Roger Hatch said the postmortem shows she used heroin shortly before she died, and that the drug is “likely to have played a role in her death.”

The English journalist and socialite lost her mother, Paula, when she was just 11 years old to a heroin overdose in 2000. Her last tweet, posted April 6, was a picture of her as a baby in her mother’s arms. The Times of London reported that she had become “increasingly obsessed” with her mother’s death.

FILE - In this March 16, 1989 file photo rock star Bob Geldof, his wife, TV presenter Paula Yates, right, and their five-year-old daughter Fifi Trixiebelle, left, show off the new addition to their family, an as yet unnamed baby girl, later named Peaches, at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London. Peaches Geldof, the model and television presenter who was concert organizer Bob Geldof's daughter, has died at age 25. Bob Geldof said in a statement Monday, April 7, 2014: "Peaches has died. We are beyond pain." (AP Photo/PA, Martin Keene, File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE

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She left behind her husband, Thomas Cohen, and her two sons, Astala, 1, and Phaedra, 1.

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