Monday 24 November 2014

Peaches Geldof's widower Thomas Cohen 'not returned home' since her death

Anita McSorley

Published 26/07/2014 | 15:48

Musician Thomas Cohen leaves after attending the inquest into the death of his wife Peaches Geldof, in Gravesend, southern England July 23, 2014.
Musician Thomas Cohen leaves after attending the inquest into the death of his wife Peaches Geldof, in Gravesend, southern England July 23, 2014.

Peaches Geldof's widower Thomas Cohen has been left so traumatised by her death that he has not returned to their home.

The inquest into Peaches' death this week heard that Cohen (24) found his wife (25) dead on a bed with puncture marks.

Stashes of heroin, burned spoons and almost 80 syringes were found around the home.

An unnamed neighbour of the family told the Daily Mirror that the house has been mostly empty since her body was found on April 7.

Peaches Geldof
Peaches Geldof

He added that Mr Cohen planned to sell the £1 million house in Wrotham, Kent.

"Thomas hasn't been back to the house for a long time. Whenever he needs something, he gets his mum to pick it up.

"He is haunted by what has happened and is constantly reminded of Peaches and the happy times they shared, as well as the moment he found her."

Mr Cohen gave evidence on Wednesday during the inquest into the television presenter, model and journalists death.

The hearing was told that he had returned from a weekend away to find her dead.

A used syringe was in a sweet box next to her body and a pair of knotted tights had apparently been used as a tourniquet.

A few hours before her death on April 7th she shared a picture of herself and her mother on Instagram with the caption "Me and my mum".

Her mother, Paula Yates, died of a heroin overdose when Peaches was 11.

Following Peaches' death, Mr Cohen paid tribute to his wife of 19 months.

"My beloved wife Peaches was adored by myself and her two sons Astala and Phaedra and I shall being them up with their mother in their hearts everyday.

"We shall love her forever," he said.

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