Peaches Geldof's unexpected death was 'likely' to have been caused by heroin, revealed an inquest today.
Peaches Geldof’s tragic death has been linked to heroin after her toxicology report revealed she had the drug in her system when she died.
The 25-year-old’s inquest took place today, uncovering the harrowing similarity between herself and her late mother Paula Yates’ death – a heroin overdose at the age of 41.
Hinting towards substance abuse, Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham told the hearing: ‘Recent use of heroin and the levels identified were likely to have played a role in her death.’
Initially, the writer and mother’s post mortem couldn’t establish a cause of death which lead to further tests being called for, but following today’s brief inquest in Gravesend, questions seem to have been answered.
Peaches was found dead at her country home in Kent on April 7 whilst she was looking after her 11-month-old son Phaedra.
Opening up about his daughter’s death, Bob Geldof described the family as being ‘beyond pain’.
‘She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us,’ continued the Geldof family’s statement.
‘Tom and her sons, Astala and Phaedra, will always belong in our family, fractured so often, but never broken.’
Police investigating the scene found no evidence of the drug at the family home in which she shared with her two sons and husband. A full inquest will take place on 23 July.