Most of us were shocked when model Peaches Geldof was found dead at the young age of 25.
People immediately began speculating that Peaches had died of an overdose like her mother, Paula Yates. But coroner officials believe Geldof’s death was of natural causes.
Police quickly shut down media speculation about an overdose, stating that no drugs were found at the British socialite’s home. There was also no suicide note.
The mother of two young sons, Astala Dylan Willow, 23 months, and Phaedra Bloom Forever, 11 months, had no physical marks on her body. Officials believe her premature death was attributed to natural causes.
Some suggest her extreme dieting could have brought on a heart attack.
Geldof, 25, had spoken about her drastic eating habits in the past.
She told OK! magazine, “I do juicing. You juice vegetables and then you drink it three times a day. It’s gross. I do it usually for about a month.
In 2011, she said she could lose around 10 pounds in a month by following the diet.
She explained the extreme diet, “I have no willpower but with the juicing I’m like, ‘I have to do it because I have to lose this extra 10 pounds.’ “I will lose it, then I’m back going mental for the chips. I’ll juice and then I eat chips.”
Cath Collins, a spokeswoman for the British Dietetic Association, warned Peaches about her health after the interview. She warned, “Surviving on fruit is a very dangerous diet. Peaches is at high risk of electrolyte abnormalities which could lead to acute cardiac arrest. Rapid dieting like this not only makes you lose muscle strength but wastes away your internal organs. It is what kills anorexics.”
Peaches confessed that she felt the pressure to be thin in the media spotlight.
She said, “Sometimes it’s hard. If you open any high-fashion magazine, the girls in it are stick-thin and then they’ve been airbrushed down to the point where it’s just ludicrousness”.
Kent police said officers were investigating the “unexplained sudden death,” and will hand their findings to a coroner, with a post-mortem to be performed in the next few days.
Peaches was the daughter of Irish musician Bob Geldof and TV host Paula Yates, who died of a drug overdose in 2000. She grew up in spotlight, much like the Paris Hilton of the United States.
Peaches Geldof appeared to be extremely happy, married to musician Tom Cohen, with two young sons.
Her father Bob Geldof said of her death, “What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? We loved her and will cherish her forever”.
In her last interview to Mother and Baby magazine, Peaches wrote of her enthusiasm about being a mother.
She wrote, “Becoming a mother was like becoming me, finally. After years of struggling to know myself, feeling lost at sea, rudderless and troubled, having babies through which to correct the multiple mistakes of my own traumatic childhood was beyond healing. I felt finally anchored in place, with lives that literally depend on me, and I am not about to let them down, not for anyone or anything.”
An autopsy is scheduled for later this week, according to Sally Smith of Kent Police.
No matter the cause of her death, it’s really sad. Her young sons will grow up without their mother.
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