Peaches Geldof autopsy inconclusive; police await toxicology test results

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 10 April, 2014, 1:09am
UPDATED : Thursday, 10 April, 2014, 1:09am


The autopsy on Live Aid founder Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches, who died suddenly aged 25, proved inconclusive, police said yesterday, as they awaited the results of toxicology tests.

Peaches, who wrote for British magazines and newspapers and presented celebrity-driven television shows, was found dead at her home on Monday.

Police in Kent, southern England, said her passing was being treated as "a non-suspicious, unexplained sudden death". "A post-mortem examination held on Wednesday following the death of Peaches Geldof has proved inconclusive pending the result of toxicology analysis."

"Officers continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death in order to compile a report for the coroner. The result of a toxicology report can take several weeks."

Peaches wed her second husband Tom Cohen, a rock singer, two years ago. They had two sons, Astala and Phaedra. A self-confessed "wild child" in her youth, she had become an advocate of "attachment parenting" after becoming a mother.

In her final column for Mother and Baby magazine, published on Tuesday with the Geldof family's blessing, Peaches wrote that she was "happier than ever".

She said she used to live a life of "wanton wanderlust ... lost in a haze of youth and no responsibilities", with "nothing stopping me from having constant fun". But she said that life became "boring" and that her two children "became her entire existence and saved me" from a life of "pure apathy".