Tragic Details Of Peaches Geldolf’s Final Hours Before Heroin Overdose


Thomas Cohen and Peaches Geldof pics

Peaches Geldof died at the age of 25 in April, with mystery surrounding her sudden passing.

New details are being revealed, which include her baby boy being left alone with her body for up to 15 hours when she died of a heroin overdose.

Peaches died in a room littered with syringes and 61% pure heroin.

The 25-year-old’s youngest son Phaedra, who was just 11 months old, was in the family home in Wrotham, Kent, when his mother’s body was discovered.

Peaches' baby Phaedra was near her dead body

Her husband Tom Cohen had been staying with his parents in south east London on the weekend of her death. He had tried to call her shortly before 10 p.m., but got no answer.

The following day Tom, his mother Susan, and their 2-year-old son Astala arrived at the home and found her body slumped over a bed in a spare room.

A coroner today concluded that Ms Geldof’s death was caused by an overdose of heroin.

Geldof was a heroin addict and took heroin substitute methadone in the two and a half years before her death.

Peaches Geldof & husband Thomas Cohen with sons

Investigators discovered an array of drug paraphernalia at her home, including burnt spoons, 79 syringes and hundreds of pounds worth of “importation quality” heroin.

Peaches had been in drug treatment in the two years before her death, but her husband found text messages in February which led him to suspect she was using drugs again.

He confirmed at the hearing that he had witnessed her flushing drugs down the toilet that she had hidden in their loft.

Peaches Geldof & Thomas Cohen

The inquest found evidence of codeine, methadone and morphine, from the heroin, in her system. The “importation quality” heroin was of 61 % purity was discovered at the home, along with burned spoons, 79 syringes, cotton balls, and a capped syringe hidden inside a box of sweets.

Street heroin is normally only 26 % pure.

The model had been having weekly drugs tests which she told her husband were negative.

Cohen was asked if he thought she may have been lying about the results, he replied “Yes”.

Did Peaches Geldof commit suicide?

Peaches’ death is similar to the death of an accidental heroin overdose by her mother, Paula Yates, in 2000.

Peaches Geldof's late mother Paula Yates pictures

She had posted a childhood photograph of herself with her mother on her Instagram account the evening before her death.

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