An inquest into the death of Peaches Geldof
is due to present its findings later today (July 23), NME
The writer, socialite, daughter of Bob Geldof
and partner of Scum
frontman Tom Cohen
, was found dead at her home in Wrotham, Kent on April 7, aged 25. Police said at the time that her death was being treated as "non-suspicious but unexplained and sudden."
The inquiry into her death has heard heroin is "likely"
to have played a role in her death, the BBC
reports. The results of a toxicology report showed Geldof had the drug in her system.
Peaches' body was formally identified by her father, Bob Geldof
, with her death paralleling that of her mother Paula Yates
, who died in 2000 after an accidental overdose of heroin.
Cohen, whom she married in 2012, is understood to have found his wife's body at their home after becoming worried that he could not contact her. The singer had been away for the weekend with the elder of their two sons, Astala
, leaving Geldof at home with their 11-month old son, Phaedra
A funeral service for Geldof was held at St. Mary Magdalene and St. Lawrence church in the village of Davington, Kent, on April 21. Her father led the tributes. Her ashes were believed to have been scattered at Bob Geldof's Davington Priory country estate. Mourners included musicians Jools Holland
, Bill Wyman
and Johnny Borrell
and former Creation boss Alan McGee