UPDATE: A coroner has revealed that recent levels of heroin was 'likely' to have attributed to Peaches Geldof's death. The results of a toxicology report reveal that the 25-year-old had the drug in her system. The details have emerged during an inquest in Gravesend, Kent after the post-mortem examination was deemed inconclusive.
Sky News reports that her husband Thomas Cohen, who had not seen Peaches since 3rd April, entered the house thinking that she might have been sleeping. According to the report, Thomas found her in the spare room at their country home, slumped across the bed. He located their 11-month-old son Phaedra who was in the home with Peaches when she died, then called the emergence services.
01 May 2014: Did Peaches Die Of A Heroin Overdose?
[Peaches Geldof Instagram]
The post-mortem examination was deemed inconclusive but today reports are suggesting that Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose. The Times newspaper states that the star, who was found dead aged 25, followed in the footsteps of her mother, Paula Yates, who died from a heroin overdose aged 41. The full toxicology report will be announced later today by Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham during a hearing in Kent, which could either confirm or deny the reports.
21 April 2014: Peaches Geldof's Funeral Took Place In Kent
Peaches Geldof's funeral took place at St Mary Magdalene church in Davington, Kent, England today. Over 150 mourners - including Kate Moss and husband Jamie Hince, Trudie Styler, Sarah Ferguson, Jools Holland, Nick Grimshaw, Jo Wood, Alexa Chung, Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell, Jaime Winstone and Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman - paid their last respects to the 25-year-old star, who was found dead at her home in Wrotham exactly two weeks ago.
Peaches' father Sir Bob Geldof gave an emotional eulogy during the private service and her younger sister Pixie Geldof, 23, also spoke in the church, where Peaches' married Thomas Cohen two years ago. Her sisters Fifi, 31, and Tiger-Lily, 17, also attended the funeral. Parish priest Rev Tracey Bateson, who led the service, said, 'It was in tribute to the person.
Everyone conveyed that in their own ways through words, music and poetry.' Peaches body was carried into the church in a sky-blue coffin, which was adorned with a picture of her, husband Thomas Cohen, their sons Astala, 23 months, and Phaedra, 11 months, and their pets, as well as peach tree branches on the sides. Her ashes are expected to be scattered in the garden of Sir Bob's Davington Priory country estate, where the former model grew up.
09 April 2014: Peaches' Post-Mortem Deemed 'Inconclusive'
Peaches Geldof at the UK Premiere of 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' in January 2014 [Getty]
A post-mortem carried out on Peaches Geldof's body was deemed 'inconclusive' today, meaning the cause of her death could remain unknown for several weeks. The 25-year-old Bob Geldof and Paula Yates’ second daughter was found dead at around 1.30pm on Monday at the Kent home she shared with her husband, musician Thomas Cohen. The couple had two sons, Astala, who is set to turn two on April 21, and Phedera, who will turn one on April 24.
'A post-mortem examination held on Wednesday 9 April following the death of Peaches Geldof has proved inconclusive pending the result of toxicology analysis,' a Kent Police spokesman confirmed in a statement. 'Officers continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death inorder to compile a report for the coroner. The result of a toxicology report can take several weeks.'
April 7, 2014: Peaches Geldof Found Dead
[Peaches Geldof Instagram]
Peaches Geldof has been found dead, aged 25. Police confirmed they were called to an address in Wrotham, following a report for concern about the welfare for a young woman. ‘At this stage, the death is being treated as unexplained and sudden,’ said a statement from Kent Police.
Bob Geldof has issued the following family statement:
'Peaches has died. We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us. Writing 'was' destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? We loved her and will cherish her forever. How sad that sentence is. Tom and her sons Astala and Phaedra will always belong in our family, fractured so often, but never broken. Bob, Jeanne, Fifi, Pixie and Tiger Geldof.'
Her husband, Tom said: ‘Peaches was adored by myself and her two sons...and I shall bring them up with their mother in their hearts everyday.’ Last night Peaches tweeted a picture of herself as a toddler in her late mother’s arms on Instagram, with caption, ‘me and my Mum.’ Paula died of a drugs overdose in 2000 when Peaches was just 11.
Born in 1989, Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof started a career in the media at the age of 15 when she had her own column for Elle Girl. She left home aged 16 and has since gone on to model and host TV shows including ITV2’s OMG! With Peaches Geldof.
She married Thomas from the band S.C.U.M in September 2012 at a church in Davington, where her mother's funeral took place. Speaking in 2013, Peaches said she had not come to terms with her mother’s death for many years. "I remember the day my mother died, and it's still hard to talk about it. I just blocked it out. I went to school the next day because my father's mentality was 'keep calm and carry on'," she said.
Peaches has admitted in the past to experimenting with drugs, but said she ‘was never that wild.’ She married rock star Max Drummey in a whirlwind wedding in Las Vegas in 2008, but they separated a year later.