Inquest to reveal that Peaches Geldof died of heroin overdose, says report

The 25-year-old passed away on April 7

An inquest at Gravesend Old Town Hall this Thursday (May 1) is reportedly set to reveal that the cause of Peaches Geldof‘s death was a heroin overdose.

The Times is reporting that the 25-year-old journalist and socialite passed away on April 7 after overdosing on the drug, her death paralleling that of her mother Paula Yates, who died in 2000 after an accidental overdose of heroin. “Ms Geldof, 25, had become increasingly obsessed with the death of her mother, Paula Yates, from a heroin overdose in 2000,” writes The Times.

Peaches Geldof was found dead at her home in Wrotham, Kent on April 7. Police said at the time that her death was being treated as “non-suspicious but unexplained and sudden”.

North West Kent coroner Roger Hatch will speak at the brief inquest, officially revealing details surrounding the 25-year-old’s death and the results of toxicology tests. It is expected to last no more than 10 minutes.

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, musician Bob Geldof, 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.