Peaches Geldof’s Death Linked to Heroin
The death of British model and television personality Peaches Geldof was likely linked to heroin, authorities said Thursday, citing the toxicology report.
Speaking in Kent, England on Thursday, Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham said Geldof’s toxicology report revealed “recent use of heroin at levels which identified it was likely to have played a role in her death,” the Guardian reports. Fotheringham said the post-mortem examination was inconclusive, and so he would conduct further tests, the Associated Press reports.
Recent heroin use likely to have played role in death of Peaches Geldof, inquest in Kent hears pic.twitter.com/DdRuGIa3BO
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) May 1, 2014
In 2000, Geldof’s mother, Paula Yates, died from a heroin overdose, an event that “haunted” the young model, the New York Daily News claims.
Peaches posted a photo of her and her mother to Instagram just days before her tragic death. The photo has since been deleted.
How it saddens me to hear Peaches followed in her mothers shadow of death. History repeats,and little ones are left. pic.twitter.com/gmyC8tRLsY
— Debbie Towie (@debbietowie) May 1, 2014
“Peaches has died. We are beyond pain,” Geldof’s father, the British musician Bob Geldof said of his daughter’s death in April. “She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us.”