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Peaches Geldof's death likely linked to heroin, inquest hears

Thursday, May 01, 2014 - 01:03

May 1 - Heroin is 'likely' to have contributed to the death of Peaches Geldof, the same drug that killed her late mother, TV presenter Paula Yates, an inquest revealed on Thursday (May 1). Kathi Urban reports.

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Heroin is likely to have played a role in the sudden death of Peaches Geldof, police told a hearing today. Toxicology results show the 25-year-old daughter of Band Aid founder and musician Bob Geldof had traces of the drug in her system. The latest revelations bring a tragic twist into the investigation, drawing more parallels to the death of Peaches mother Paula Yates, who died from a heroin overdose when Peaches was 11. The day before her death on April 7, Peaches had posted this photograph of herself and her mother online. An earlier post-mortem examination had proved inconclusive, prompting police to carry out further tests. Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham also told the hearing that Peaches' body was found by her husband, Thomas Cohen, slumped on a bed in the spare bedroom of their home in Kent. A funeral service for Peaches was held on Easter Monday at the same church where she married Cohen in 2012. It was also the venue of her mother's funeral in 2000. A full inquest into the former socialite's death will be held on July 23.

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Peaches Geldof's death likely linked to heroin, inquest hears

Thursday, May 01, 2014 - 01:03