Peaches Geldof died of heroin overdose

2014-05-01 09:42

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British police will confirm today that Peaches Geldof, the 25-year-old daughter of Band Aid founder and musician Bob Geldof, died of a heroin overdose, The Times reported, without citing sources.

Geldof, a media and fashion personality in her own right and a mother of two boys, was found dead at her home in Wrotham, Kent, in southern England, on April 7.

After an inconclusive postmortem examination into Geldof’s death, Kent police said investigations would continue, but that the result of a toxicology report could take several weeks.

The Times said the result would be announced this afternoon by Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham during a brief hearing in Gravesend, Kent.

Kent police could not be reached for comment.

Peaches was only 11 when her mother, TV presenter Paula Yates, died from a heroin overdose, aged 41.

Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, model Kate Moss and Sarah Ferguson, the ex-wife of Prince Andrew, were among the mourners who attended Geldof’s funeral in Davington, Kent, last month.

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