Peaches Geldof, twenty-five year old British socialite, TV personality and writer, was found dead in her English country home on April 7, 2014. She died while looking after her eleven month old son Phaedra. When police initially came to investigate her sudden death they described it as “non-suspicious” and “unexplained”.
As the police continued the investigation, they found no evidence of drugs on the premises. An autopsy performed on the body turned out to be inconclusive. It was not until samples were sent to the laboratory for toxicology testing that the true cause of death ascertained, a heroin overdose.
The death of Peaches Geldof resembles the passing of her mother, TV presenter Paula Yates. In 2000, Yates died of an accidental heroin overdose while at home watching her youngest daughter Tiger Lily. In a 2012 interview with Elle magazine, Peaches goes on to say, “I experimented with drugs during my younger years. I could have let myself spiral, but all the time I remembered what happened to my mum.”
Peaches Geldof is also the daughter of Irish singer and songwriter Bob Geldof. Peaches leaves behind musician husband Tom Cohen and two beautiful sons. The last picture she posted on Instagram the day before her death was of her much younger in her mother’s arms.