Peaches Geldof Autopsy Report Reveals Heroin Cause of Death


An up and coming TV presenter, model and daughter of British music mogul Sir Bob Geldof, Peaches Geldof was found dead in her apartment. This shocking incident came to light when she was found by her husband’s friend. Peaches went through a difficult childhood as her mother died from a herion overdose when she was just a child.  The 25 year old was found lifeless in her Kent home in the presence of her child. Her husband Thomas Cohen raised alarm when Peaches failed to respond to his calls.

He soon contacted a common friend in Kent who then went to her home to check on her. After having called the police, the news of her mysterious and unexpected death came to light. Her 11 month child, Phaedra, was also found in the home. In a recent interview, which proved to be one of her last, Peaches admitted that she had not yet made peace with her childhood and was still coping with the sudden and unexpected death of her mother Paula Yates. However, she was optimistic about leading a happier and promising life after the birth of her two children, one year apart.

The traumatic childhood

In 2000, when Peaches was 11, she lost her mother to an unexpected overdose. She described herself as being completely traumatized by the incident and often drew parallels between her and her mother. Then she faced a similar fate in April, 2014. While Peaches herself was not involved in any controversy, the fact that her death still remains questionable has sparked debate. Preliminary autopsy reports did not reveal any specific cause of death.

Response from family

Close members of the family hoped that Phaedra, Peaches’ younger child will not face any trauma owing to young age. The Sun reported that the baby may not be aware of his surroundings around the time of Peaches’ death. Her husband Thomas Cohen, a 23 year old musician was devastated upon learning the news of her passing and regretted that he was not in her presence. Her father Sir Bob Geldof is  heartbroken at the sudden demise and is currently spending his time with the grandchildren at a home in New Eltham.

Post mortem reports

The post mortem and autopsy of Peaches Geldof was carried out by the Dartford’s Darent Valley Hospital. The first report was inconclusive, leading to further speculations about her cause of death. At the investigation in her Kent home, the police did not find any sign of drugs, injury, struggle or suicide note. The police also investigated her country home, estimated worth around 1 million GBP for more evidence but came up empty.

Recently, the authorities confirmed that the body has been released to the family for  the funeral arrangements. It is believed that the funeral will be held at the St Mary Magdalene church in Davington, Kent where she got married. The same church also held her mother Paula Yates’ funeral in 2000.


It has been three full months since Peaches Geldof, prominent model and TV personality was found dead in her home. Geldof originally made a name for herself in television, when she began writing a political column in the popular British publication, The Daily Telegraph. In 2005, her documentary, “Peaches Geldof: Teen America” took her to even greater heights, and she was consequently recognized by ‘Tatler’ as one of the most popular fashion icons of 2006.

Geldof’s modeling career began in 2007 at London Fashion Week, and in 2010, she signed a lucrative modeling deal with Ultimo. However, the deal was short-lived, as leaked controversial images of the star forced Ultimo to cancel the agreement. Geldof was also the daughter of the Live Aid program founder, Bob Geldof.

Details Surrounding Geldof’s Death

On April 7th, the popular TV presenter, was found dead in her home at Wrotham in Kent. Law enforcement officials, upon finding large amounts of drug paraphernalia at her home, suspected that the model had died of an overdose. The suspicions were subsequently confirmed by the coroner’s toxicology report. Upon hearing of her death, her father, Bob Geldof, immediately issued a statement speaking of the family’s grief and surprise.

Peaches Geldof was the wife of Thomas Cohen, and was the mother to two young sons, Phaedra and Astala. She passed away at the young age of 25. It has been three months since the passing of the popular socialite, but the latest report from pathologist, Peter Jerreat has confirmed that Geldof had succumbed to heroin overdose. Her body was found with a number of puncture marks on her wrists, elbows and thumbs, suggesting that she was suffering from heroin addiction.

Geldof was being treated for drug addiction

Her husband Thomas Cohen, commenting on her death, released a statement, saying that the couple did consume heroin, mostly at nights when the children were asleep. He also stated that Geldof had previously sought treatment to combat her addiction, and had been doing so for over two years. Cohen continued by saying that he was of the belief that Geldof had completely rid herself of the addiction by November.

The autopsy performed on Peaches Geldof indicated that the model had consumed heroin with a purity percentage amount of 61 percent, significantly higher than the 26 percent purity heroin commonly found in the black-market. Police officials also claimed to have seized over 30 medical syringes from the home, along with burnt spoons, cotton buds, and a number of alcohol wipes. What is perhaps most tragic is the fact that this is not the first heroin-related death that the Geldof family experienced.

Peaches’ mother, Paula Yates had also been the victim of a heroin overdose in 2000. While the coroner’s report has certainly confirmed the cause of death, law enforcement authorities are still unclear as to whether the overdose was accidental, or whether the model’s intentions were to commit suicide.

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