Thursday 30 October 2014

Peaches Geldof inquest could reveal whether she took her own life

Jenn Selby

Published 22/07/2014 | 22:02

Peaches Geldof
Peaches Geldof

Peaches Geldof’s cause of death, and the circumstances surrounding her tragic passing, will finally be heard at a full inquest tomorrow.

The hearing will begin on Wednesday 23 July at 10am at Gravesend Old Town Hall.

The socialite, writer and TV presenter was found slumped on her bed by her husband, Thomas Cohen, at her home in Kent on 7 April. She was just 25. Her youngest son, Phaedra, had been found located in another room.

A preliminary hearing ruled that “recent levels of heroin could have played a role” in her death.

This was particularly tragic as her own mother, Paula Yates, had suffered a similar fate in 2000. She was found dead in her Notting Hill apartment after a Heroin overdose.

Geldof posted a childhood photograph of herself and her mother, whose death it was believed she never fully came to terms with, via her Instagram account shortly before she passed away.

Peaches Geldof gave birth to a baby boy called Phaedra on Wednesday
Peaches Geldof gave birth to a baby boy called Phaedra on Wednesday
FILE PHOTO: Peaches Geldof, second daughter of musician Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, has died aged 25. PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 25:  Peaches Geldof  attends the ETAM show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on February 25, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images)
Peaches Geldof, second daughter of musician Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, has died aged 25
FILE: Reports Suggest That Peaches Geldof Has Died Suddenly At The Age of 25 MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 26:  Peaches Geldof attends the Philipp Plein fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2011 on February 26, 2011 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Getty)
Peaches Geldof attends the Philipp Plein fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2011 on February 26, 2011 in Milan, Italy

The full inquest could be set to establish whether or not Geldof’s death was an accident, or whether she took her own life.

For confidential support call the Samaritans: 08457 909090 (UK), 116 123 (ROI)

(Independent.co.uk)

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