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Peaches 'died of heroin overdose'

News.com.au 1/05/2014
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The cause of Peaches Geldof's tragic death was a heroin overdose.

According to the Times, an inquest into the 25-year-old's death will be told today that Geldof suffered the same fate as her mother, Paula Yates, who died of a heroin overdose in 2000.

The body of the mother-of-two was found on April 7 at the home she shared in Kent, with her husband Tom Cohen, and their two young sons, Astala, 23 months, and 11-month-old Phaedra.

Peaches' father, Sir Bob Geldof, has previously paid tribute to his daughter alongside his partner Jeanne Marine and other daughters, Fifi Trixibelle, Pixie and Tiger, saying she was the "wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us".

Just days after her death, it was revealed that Peaches' husband Thomas Cohen tried frantically to call his wife on the day she died.

When she did not answer, Cohen, who was in London with their older son Astala, aged 23 months, contacted a friend who went to the house and then called police "concerned for her welfare".

"It is devastating for Tom that he wasn't there but it couldn't have been avoided," the source close the family told the Sun.

At the time of her death, Geldof was in preliminary talks to join Australia's Next Top Model.

Foxtel's director of television Brian Walsh confirmed that preliminary discussions had taken place with Geldof but no contract was ever signed.

"Peaches was one of a number of names suggested but we took the decision that it was too soon to make any calls," he told Fairfax. "The idea was not progressed beyond an initial stage."

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