Peaches Geldof's Death: Heroin "Likely to Have Played a Role"

Celebrity News Apr. 30, 2014 AT 8:37PM
UPDATED May. 1, 2014 AT 1:20PM
Peaches Geldof died of heroin overdoes says The Times of London Peaches Geldof died of heroin overdoes according to The Times of London Credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage

UPDATE: As predicted, officials announced on Thursday, May 1, that heroin was likely involved in Peaches Geldof's April 7 death at age 25. While initial autopsy results were inconclusive, further tests revealed she had the drug in her system, authorities said at a brief inquest. "The levels identified were likely to have played a role in her death," Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham told the BBC.

Peaches Geldof died as the result of a heroin overdose, according to The Times of London.

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The British newspaper says the cause of death will be officially revealed Thursday, May 1, at an inquest. 

The 25-year-old socialite and daughter of world-famous musician Bob Geldof was found unresponsive at her home on April 7, in Wrotham, Kent, England.

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At the time of her death, Kent Police said in a statement released to Us Weekly: "At this stage, the death is being treated as an unexplained sudden death. Officers are working to establish the circumstances around the death."

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Geldof's mom, Paula Yates, died from an accidental heroin overdose in 2000. 

Geldof is survived by her husband Thomas Cohen and their two sons, Astala, 23 months, and Phaedra, nearly 12 months.

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