Peaches Geldof Died of Heroin Overdose

An inquest opened on Thursday revealed that heroin "likely" played a part in her death.
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An inquest opened on Thursday revealed that heroin "likely" played a part in her death.
Photo: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

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On Thursday afternoon, the Kent police department held an inquest into the sudden death of Peaches Geldof, with toxicology reports confirming heroin use. Police say the drug is likely to have contributed to her passing, and the inquest will reopen on July 23, when more information will be revealed.

Twenty-five-year-old Geldof was found dead in her home in Kent on April 7, where she was taking care of her 11-month-old son, Phaedra. The police also revealed that the last known contact with Geldof was at 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, when she had a phone conversation with friend. Her body was discovered by her husband, Thomas Cohen, in their home's spare bedroom.

After Geldof passed away suddenly, an initial post-mortem examination proved inconclusive, and her death was being treated as non-suspicious. In addition, police found no drug paraphernalia on the scene when Geldof's body was discovered.

Geldof's mother, Paula Yates, also died from a heroin overdose in 2000, when she was just 41 years old. 

A model, TV presenter, writer (she penned columns for Nylon and Elle) and fixture on the Fashion Week scene, Geldof was well-loved within the fashion community.