Peaches Geldof's Death: Heroin "Likely to Have Played a Role"
UPDATED May. 1, 2014 AT 1:20PM
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.
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.
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."
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.