Courtney Love Says She Tried to 'Mentor' Peaches Geldof

Love claims the writer and socialite turned up at her hotel room with '500 pills' in 2010.

Courtney Love Says She Tried to 'Mentor' Peaches Geldof
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Courtney Love has said she tried to mentor Peaches Geldof.

AsĀ NME notes, the Hole singer said she was shocked by the recent death of the 25-year-old writer and socialite, in which toxicology reports found heroin played a role.

Speaking to Grazia, Love said the news was "so f--king tragic."

"This girl was so vivacious, so full of life and it's weird and horrible that she has passed away," she added.

Love then went onto say that she was not surprised to learn that the use of heroin had been linked to her death. "But then I read heroin was involved and I was not shocked," she said. "I know how Peaches liked opiates."

She recalled a time in 2010 when Geldof was living in Los Angeles and came to see Love at the Chateau Marmont hotel. Love claimed that Geldof was with a friend who had a bag full of prescription drugs which included "hillbilly heroin" Oxycontin. "My drug was heroin, I stopped taking it in the '90s," she said. "But I have taken the pills, the Roxycontin, Oxycontin. Peaches was in my room with a friend who had a bag full of these drugs ... like 500 pills and I wanted it so badly...

"I had to physically push Peaches and her friend out the door," she continued. "I was shaking and I kept thinking of the way her mother died and I thought I owe it to this girl to be an example. I was trying to help her, I was trying to mentor her, but at that point in her life, it proved to be impossible. Now the parallels to her mommy are horrific. It terrifies me for my own child."

An inquest into Peaches Geldof's death has been postponed to July 23.

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    BjarnedeGraaf
    drugs are bad mm'kay
    Vinhair
    There are three things I'll never expect to see in my lifetime 1. People turning against Dave Grohl 2. The Black Keys stop being whiny bitches 3. Being able to say "I agreed with courtney on that one" on happened today, this terrifies me
    hiya77
    Black Keys... There on a Whine a Week at the moment!! New album to promote!
    Sebo
    Throwing someone out of her appartment with a bag full of 500 pills of oxycontin is mentoring for Courtney ? Sorry but either she's not completely sane, or media only picks the worst quotes of her.
    Smegal
    Considering she died of an overdose I figured she was mentoring her already
    bass-fale47
    Courtney Love tried to mentor Peaches Geldof. Well there's your problem. (in Adam Savage voice)
    whitebeaner
    Mentored her right into the grave.
    slipknot836
    Your jokes aren't even funny, why try?
    rocker222
    i laughed. then i felt really really bad about laughing, but then i got over it. wrote a book about my experience. became a new york times best seller, and cured the aids virus all in one day.
    Igamikun
    I thought it was funny, but I have no idea who Peaches is and figure if she hangs out with Courtney Love I probably really don't care.
    ProgFripp74
    I'm starting to think people hire Courtney as an assassin. Who will she kill next and how will she do it?
    joe164
    In 20 years police will find a note in Peaches' wallet referring to Love as "a bitch with zits"
    watsee
    I can't help read this article and feel that Love is using the death of someone to boost her own ego and image. I would not call Courtney Love a mentor to anyone.
    braindamage828
    Courtney Love is garbage, just like Beiber. Self-entitled, drugged-up, psychotic pricks. Go choke on a dick
    vikkyvik
    Well, pushing someone out the door who may have a drug problem, and who you're trying to mentor, isn't exactly a good start.
    joshy656
    If she cared as much as she says she does she wouldn't be using it to get her name in magazines.
    karstaag666
    Fuck off did she care about Geldoff. It's blatantly obvious she has only said these things for publicity and promotion of her career. If you're a decent person who cares about other people, you don't feel the need to blab it out to the press!
    hvymtal
    There is way too much attention paid towards her. And the fact that some of people are arguing over this article...SMH