This article provides an overview of the events surrounding the death of Peaches Geldof, who was found dead in her apartment at the young age of 25. In addition, we’ll share the results of the Peaches Geldof Autopsy Report.
About Peaches Geldof
Peaches originally made a name for herself in television, when she began writing a political column in the popular British publication, The Daily Telegraph.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 the Ultimo agency. However, the deal was short-lived, as leaked controversial images of the star forced Ultimo to cancel the modeling agreement. Geldof was also the daughter of the Live Aid program founder, Bob Geldof.
In the year 2000, when she was 11, Peaches lost her mother to an unexpected drug overdose. She described herself as being completely traumatized by the incident and often drew parallels between herself 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.
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.
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.
Her husband Thomas Cohen raised alarm when Peaches failed to respond to his phone calls. He contacted a friend 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 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.
Peaches Geldof Autopsy Report
The Peaches Geldof Autopsy Report was carried out by the Dartford’s Darent Valley Hospital. Her body was found with a number of puncture marks on her wrists, elbows, and thumbs, suggesting that she was suffering from heroin addiction. The first autopsy report was inconclusive, leading to further speculations about her cause of death. The police also investigated her country home, estimated to be worth around $1 million GBP for more evidence.
The latest report from the pathologist, Peter Jerreat has confirmed that Geldof had succumbed to heroin overdose.
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 back 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.
Response from family
Close members of the family hope that Phaedra, Peaches’ younger child, will not be traumatized by the tragic events. The Sun newspaper 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 also heartbroken at her sudden death and is currently spending his time with the grandchildren at a home in New Eltham.
Recently, the authorities confirmed that the body has been released to the family for funeral arrangements. The funeral will be held at the St Mary Magdalene church in Davington, Kent where she got married. The church is the same church where her mother’s (Paula Yates) funeral was held.
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