Peaches Geldof 'Stunt' Nuptials

Peaches Geldof's whirlwind marriage was a "publicity stunt", her ex-husband has admitted.

Chester French rocker Max Drummey, who wed Peaches in Las Vegas last year after dating her for just a month, has confessed the pair tied the knot to boost their celebrity status.

He said: "It was totally a publicity stunt - 100 per cent. I'm glad we got married. I've garnered so much amazing publicity from awesome people."

Max claims he is still making money from the marriage and says he stays in contact with 20-year-old Peaches because it keeps him in the public spotlight.

The musician is quoted on website MailOnline as saying: "I have her on retainer. Not as my PR, as my friend. On my personal payroll. She's my friend for money. She also orchestrates publicity stunts for me."

Peaches and Max wed at Las Vegas' Little White Chapel last August, but their marriage lasted just six months.

The 20-year-old presenter - the daughter of charity campaigner Bob Geldof - recently claimed she didn't regret the union.

Peaches said: "Max and I are really good friends. We were just too young. That's all it was. I still love the idea that we did it. I love the idea I can tell my kids one day about it and I know he does too."

Just two months after the pair tied the knot, Peaches admitted she didn't expect the relationship to last.

She said: "I didn't go into it with Max thinking, 'This is going to last forever,' but I did go into it thinking, 'I love him right now and I know that I'll continue to love him for a long while.' He thinks the same."


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Fifi Geldof Expresses Anger At 'Selfish' Social Media Remarks 4301278 News

Fifi Geldof, the eldest sister of the late Peaches Geldof, has hit out at an unnamed social media user who had described her sister’s use of heroin as “selfish”.

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Peaches Geldof, pictured here at Somerset House, was branded 'selfish' by a social media user

The 31-year-old posted her reaction on her Instagram page, which expressed her anger at how viciously some had reacted to Peaches’ death back in April, in her opinion. A site user had branded Peaches “selfish to use drugs in front of them [her children]”.

An inquest during the week heard how police found 0.24 ounces (6.9 grams) of heroin in a cupboard over a bedroom door in the family home in Kent. The heroin had an unusually high purity level, around 61% as opposed to the normal 26% according to police, and was worth between £350 and £550.

It also heard that the 25-year-old had been using the heroin substitution drug methadone in the two and a half years leading up to her death, and that she had relapsed back on to the drug early in 2014. Testimony from Peaches’ husband Tom Cohen, ex-lead singer of London goth-rock group SCUM, indicated concerns that Peaches may have lied about weekly drug tests coming back clean in the immediate run-up to the tragedy, according to Sky News.

MORE: Peaches Geldof's cause of death officially ruled as 'heroin overdose'

Peaches was the second daughter of musician Bob Geldof (KBE) and actress Paula Yates, who herself died from a heroin overdose in September 2000. She leaves behind two children: Astala (2) and Phaedra (1).

Fifi Geldof, the eldest sister of the late Peaches Geldof, has hit out at an unnamed social media user who had described her sister’s use of heroin as “selfish”.

Peaches Geldof Somerset House
Peaches Geldof, pictured here at Somerset House, was branded 'selfish' by a social media user

The 31-year-old posted her reaction on her Instagram page, which expressed her anger at how viciously some had reacted to Peaches’ death back in April, in her opinion. A site user had branded Peaches “selfish to use drugs in front of them [her children]”.

An inquest during the week heard how police found 0.24 ounces (6.9 grams) of heroin in a cupboard over a bedroom door in the family home in Kent. The heroin had an unusually high purity level, around 61% as opposed to the normal 26% according to police, and was worth between £350 and £550.

It also heard that the 25-year-old had been using the heroin substitution drug methadone in the two and a half years leading up to her death, and that she had relapsed back on to the drug early in 2014. Testimony from Peaches’ husband Tom Cohen, ex-lead singer of London goth-rock group SCUM, indicated concerns that Peaches may have lied about weekly drug tests coming back clean in the immediate run-up to the tragedy, according to Sky News.

MORE: Peaches Geldof's cause of death officially ruled as 'heroin overdose'

Peaches was the second daughter of musician Bob Geldof (KBE) and actress Paula Yates, who herself died from a heroin overdose in September 2000. She leaves behind two children: Astala (2) and Phaedra (1).

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Peaches Geldof's Cause of Death Confirmed as Heroin Overdose 4299467 News

The second daughter of musician Bob Geldof, Peaches Geldof was thrust into the spotlight at an early age, especially when she was eleven and her mother Paula Yates died of a heroin overdose. Today the sad news was confirmed that her cause of death was the same as her mother's. 

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Details at the enquiry have revealed that Peaches was plagued by addiction

More: Bob Geldof Publically Speaks About Death Of Daughter Peaches Geldof For The First Time

Geldof was best known for her modelling and television work, but was also a journalist, having written for publications since her teens. However, she was also troubled and hit tabloid headlines often for her partying and drug use in her youth. Many thought that after her marriage to Cohen and the birth of her two sons, Geldof had found happiness, but tragic revelations at her inquest had shown that Peaches was a deeply troubled woman.

The twenty five year old mother of two was found at the family home by her husband, musician Thomas Cohen, who had feared that she was using the drug again in February. He confronted Geldof, who admitted that she was taking heroin, retrieving drugs from their loft and flushing them down the toilet. Cohen said that he later checked the loft again, but did not retrieve any more drugs.

The coroner's report also detailed that Geldof had been using methadone for two and a half years prior to her relapse into addiction. She had been subject to weekly drugs tests, but when asked if he thought his wife may have lied about the results, Cohen replied "Yes."

The drugs that were found at the property tested as 61% pure, which is shockingly high compared to street heroin, which is usually around 25% pure. The coronor suggested it could have been the high toxicity of the heroin Geldof injested that led to her death. "There is no indication that Peaches intended to take her own life or harm herself in any way … Someone who stops or ceases to use heroin then resumes is less able to tolerate the levels they previously had." 

Prior to her death, Peaches was reported to be in good spirits by her husband and father-in-law, who were in contact with her that weekend. Her eldest son, Astala, was in the house at the time of her tragic overdose.

The second daughter of musician Bob Geldof, Peaches Geldof was thrust into the spotlight at an early age, especially when she was eleven and her mother Paula Yates died of a heroin overdose. Today the sad news was confirmed that her cause of death was the same as her mother's. 

Peaches Geldof
Details at the enquiry have revealed that Peaches was plagued by addiction

More: Bob Geldof Publically Speaks About Death Of Daughter Peaches Geldof For The First Time

Geldof was best known for her modelling and television work, but was also a journalist, having written for publications since her teens. However, she was also troubled and hit tabloid headlines often for her partying and drug use in her youth. Many thought that after her marriage to Cohen and the birth of her two sons, Geldof had found happiness, but tragic revelations at her inquest had shown that Peaches was a deeply troubled woman.

The twenty five year old mother of two was found at the family home by her husband, musician Thomas Cohen, who had feared that she was using the drug again in February. He confronted Geldof, who admitted that she was taking heroin, retrieving drugs from their loft and flushing them down the toilet. Cohen said that he later checked the loft again, but did not retrieve any more drugs.

The coroner's report also detailed that Geldof had been using methadone for two and a half years prior to her relapse into addiction. She had been subject to weekly drugs tests, but when asked if he thought his wife may have lied about the results, Cohen replied "Yes."

The drugs that were found at the property tested as 61% pure, which is shockingly high compared to street heroin, which is usually around 25% pure. The coronor suggested it could have been the high toxicity of the heroin Geldof injested that led to her death. "There is no indication that Peaches intended to take her own life or harm herself in any way … Someone who stops or ceases to use heroin then resumes is less able to tolerate the levels they previously had." 

Prior to her death, Peaches was reported to be in good spirits by her husband and father-in-law, who were in contact with her that weekend. Her eldest son, Astala, was in the house at the time of her tragic overdose.

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Bob Geldof Publically Speaks About Death Of Daughter Peaches Geldof For The First Time 4272769 News

An emotional Bob Geldof spoke publically for the first time about the tragic death of his daughter Peaches Geldof.

The 25 year-old TV personality was found dead in her Kent home on April 7th after police were responding to a report of "concern for the welfare of a woman."

A post mortem examination of Peaches came back as inconclusive, therefore a toxicology report was carried out and this determined Geldof had taken heroin in the days prior to her death.

Bob appeared on ITV's Lorraine on Friday (July 4th) and described the heartache their family is still going through.

"You could be talking to somebody, you could be walking down the road - and I've got to be very careful because this is still very raw - but I'm walking down the road and suddenly out of the blue there's an awareness of her," he said.

Adding, "I buckle and I've got to be very careful because walking down the King's Road there are paps everywhere, so I have to duck off into a lane or something and blub for a while and then get on with it and that's it, so I'd imagine that will be there for a long time."

The Boomtown Rats front man also spoke highly of the positive influence Peaches had on her fans.

More: Peaches Geldof Will Be Laid To Rest In Same Church As Late Mother

"The nice thing about that was that this young girl had made such an impact, especially on her generation," he explained. 

"When the [Boomtown] Rats got back together last year we went out on tour. I was walking around Leeds... and people would come up to me and say, 'You're Peaches Geldof's dad, aren't you?' and I'd say, 'Yes', but I liked it," Bob admitted. "I liked being 'Peaches Geldof's dad'."

More: Peaches Geldof Wrote "I Had The Perfect Life...It Was Bliss" In Final Magazine Column

Peaches is the mother to two young sons, Astala, 23 months, and 11-month-old Phaedra, with whom she shares with her S.C.U.M rocker husband, Thomas Cohen.

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Peaches died aged 25

An emotional Bob Geldof spoke publically for the first time about the tragic death of his daughter Peaches Geldof.

The 25 year-old TV personality was found dead in her Kent home on April 7th after police were responding to a report of "concern for the welfare of a woman."

A post mortem examination of Peaches came back as inconclusive, therefore a toxicology report was carried out and this determined Geldof had taken heroin in the days prior to her death.

Bob appeared on ITV's Lorraine on Friday (July 4th) and described the heartache their family is still going through.

"You could be talking to somebody, you could be walking down the road - and I've got to be very careful because this is still very raw - but I'm walking down the road and suddenly out of the blue there's an awareness of her," he said.

Adding, "I buckle and I've got to be very careful because walking down the King's Road there are paps everywhere, so I have to duck off into a lane or something and blub for a while and then get on with it and that's it, so I'd imagine that will be there for a long time."

The Boomtown Rats front man also spoke highly of the positive influence Peaches had on her fans.

More: Peaches Geldof Will Be Laid To Rest In Same Church As Late Mother

"The nice thing about that was that this young girl had made such an impact, especially on her generation," he explained. 

"When the [Boomtown] Rats got back together last year we went out on tour. I was walking around Leeds... and people would come up to me and say, 'You're Peaches Geldof's dad, aren't you?' and I'd say, 'Yes', but I liked it," Bob admitted. "I liked being 'Peaches Geldof's dad'."

More: Peaches Geldof Wrote "I Had The Perfect Life...It Was Bliss" In Final Magazine Column

Peaches is the mother to two young sons, Astala, 23 months, and 11-month-old Phaedra, with whom she shares with her S.C.U.M rocker husband, Thomas Cohen.

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Peaches died aged 25

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Bob Geldof Still Grieving Peaches' Death, But Doesn't Want Her Sons "Wrapped Up" In Geldof Life 4271386 News

Three months after the death of Peaches Geldof, Sir Bob Geldof has opened up about his grief in his first interview since.

“I’m walking down the road and suddenly… I buckle.” He said via The Telegraph. In a heart-wrenching testimony he continued about the weight of the grief and taking care of Peaches’ two sons, Phaedra and Astala. For his part, Geldof thinks it would be better for the two boys not to remember much of the traumatic family legacy.

Peaches Geldof
Peaches Geldof died on April 7.

"So I don’t really remember her and I’m not sure that… they are so small the little chaps that… I’m not sure that they’ll have this craving to remember their Mum, and I think that is healthy.”

More: Bob Geldof Tells Of 'Intolerable' Pain Over Peaches' Death

Peaches’ death was attributed to a heroin overdose – the same drug that killed her mother, Paula Yates nearly 14 years earlier.

"I know that sounds very cold and empirical but obviously I have had to think about the rest of the family and Tom, their Dad, and Keith and Sue their grandparents who are amazing people and doing fantastically with the guys so, yeah, as I say, I don’t want them becoming wrapped up in the Geldof life."

The rest of the interview is less cold and empirical, as Sir Bob Geldof says: ““And I’ve got to be very careful because walking down the Kings Road there’s paps [paparazzi] everywhere so I have to duck off into a lane or something and blub for a while and then get on with it. I imagine that will be there for a long time.” 

Bob Geldof
Her father still can't cope with the grief, he confessed in an interview.

Three months after the death of Peaches Geldof, Sir Bob Geldof has opened up about his grief in his first interview since.

“I’m walking down the road and suddenly… I buckle.” He said via The Telegraph. In a heart-wrenching testimony he continued about the weight of the grief and taking care of Peaches’ two sons, Phaedra and Astala. For his part, Geldof thinks it would be better for the two boys not to remember much of the traumatic family legacy.

Peaches Geldof
Peaches Geldof died on April 7.

"So I don’t really remember her and I’m not sure that… they are so small the little chaps that… I’m not sure that they’ll have this craving to remember their Mum, and I think that is healthy.”

More: Bob Geldof Tells Of 'Intolerable' Pain Over Peaches' Death

Peaches’ death was attributed to a heroin overdose – the same drug that killed her mother, Paula Yates nearly 14 years earlier.

"I know that sounds very cold and empirical but obviously I have had to think about the rest of the family and Tom, their Dad, and Keith and Sue their grandparents who are amazing people and doing fantastically with the guys so, yeah, as I say, I don’t want them becoming wrapped up in the Geldof life."

The rest of the interview is less cold and empirical, as Sir Bob Geldof says: ““And I’ve got to be very careful because walking down the Kings Road there’s paps [paparazzi] everywhere so I have to duck off into a lane or something and blub for a while and then get on with it. I imagine that will be there for a long time.” 

Bob Geldof
Her father still can't cope with the grief, he confessed in an interview.

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GWAR's Dave Brockie And Entertainment's Dangerous Relationship with Heroin 4232361 News

GWAR frontman Dave Brockie died of a heroin overdose Other celebs who have passed away from the drug It was recently announced that frontman of theatrical horror-rock band GWAR has died of a heroin overdose, just another victim of a substance that each year lays waste to thousands upon thousands of tortured souls across the world. In the celebrity sphere, and music world especially, heroin is an all-too common cause of death that has taken the lives of many of the world’s iconic figures.

GWAR performs at revolution liveGWAR frontman Dave Brockie died of a heroin overdose earlier this year

It is also synonymous with certain movements and genres. It’s usage in the grunge era was ubiquitous much the same as it was amongst the likes of Led Zeppelin and the monsters of rock that flourished in yesteryear. To some, heroin is viewed with romanticism that has inspired countless songs, from The La’s “There She Goes” to Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day.” As such, it’s often viewed as a glamorous addition to one’s lifestyle, especially those with a fondness for the ‘gonzo’ literary works of Hunter S. Thompson and William Burroughs. But first and foremost, despite its allusions as a pathway towards creative bliss, it is a killer that ensnares the victim in a routine of cop and fix that can so easily lead to degradation and eventual death.

The prospect of going ‘cold turkey’ is enough to keep most heroin abusers firmly in the grips of the drug, even if they abhor themselves for using it. Even so, for those subjected to relentless media speculation and high-pressure roles, heroin is an adroit coping mechanism that smothers the user in a hazy and comforting blanket that for a certain time removes all air of worry in favour of a narcotic-fuelled heaven. We look at some celebrities who have been taken from the world by the inescapable grasp of the drug:

Kurt Cobain

Cobain’s heroin use was part and parcel of the alternative music scene of the late 1980’s to early 90’s and the Nirvana frontman was in a constant battle with the drug, going through bouts of intense addiction before he became a full-blown junkie in the latter days of his life. If the shotgun blast to the head hadn’t killed him, than the huge dose of heroin he injected into himself moments before certainly would have. For Cobain, however, the drug was a way of coping with the stresses that a sudden thrust into the limelight brought down upon him as well as a way to ease the debilitating stomach problems that plagued his life.

More: Frances Bean Cobain Has No Memories Of Her Father

Layne Staley

Alice In Chains performs live
Layne Staley of Alice in Chains

Yet another grunge figurehead to succumb to intense addiction and eventual death, Staley was the frontman of metal-tinged grunge heavyweights Alice In Chains. Song titled such as “Junkhead” left little doubt as to the impact of drugs on him and on the band’s appearance on the hallowed MTV Unplugged series, Staley was in the full throes of addiction- forgetting lyrics, donning sunglasses throughout and attempting to sing through a voice that was creaky and damaged after years of abuse. His passing in 2002 from a cocktail of cocaine and heroin came as little surprise to anyone. Bassist Mike Starr also succumbed to addiction in 2011, leaving only two original members of the band’s 90’s heyday.

More: Layne Staley's Sports Car Is Up For Sale

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Seymour Hoffman at Hunger Games Screening
Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a heroin overdose

Another recent tragedy at the hands of the drug, Hoffman had been plagued by addiction problems for many years and his death earlier this year came as little shock to those close friends who were aware of just how seriously the actor was previously beset by drugs problems. Hoffman had been forthcoming in interviews about his drugs problems which plagued him in his early twenties and despite the actor declaring he had been clean for over twenty three years, he was found in his Manhattan apartment with a needle protruding from his arm. Autopsy results found a mixture of various narcotics in his system although the death was ruled as an accidental overdose. It was a tragic end to one of Hollywood’s most emphatic and well-respected character actors. 

Peaches Geldof

Peaches Geldof at the F&F show 2014
Peaches Geldof suffered a heroin overdose

Aged just 25 and a mother of two, the death of Peaches Geldof was a tragedy and heroin was cited as likely to have played a role in the death of the TV presenter. Peaches had admitted to experimenting with drugs in her teenage years to cope with the death of her mother- Paula Yates, who also died of at the hands of a heroin overdose. Peaches is the latest reminder of how easily it is to succumb to the comforting façade of drugs and it will most certainly not be the last.

More: Courtney Love Claims She Wanted To Help Peaches Geldof 

Cory Monteith

Corey Monteith at Paleyfest Icon Awards
Cory Monteith died of an overdose in his hotel room
 

Having played Finn Hudson is the smash TV show Glee, Monteith was the last person many would expect to die from a drug usually used to cope with the pains of reality. Yet his death shows that behind his cheery disposition and likeability lay hidden problems that could only be comforted by the infamous drug. He died at the age of just 31 in a Vancouver hotel room after taking a mixture of heroin and alcohol. Monteith was due to continue his role in the hugely popular musical series and was written out of Glee in a moving hour-long tribute episode. He may not fit the ‘junkie’ stereotype but it just goes to prove the heroin does not discriminate between those who seek its effects.

Next page: John Belushi, River Phoenix

 

John Belushi 

John Belushi Press Shot
The legendary John Belushi

One of the most well-loved and unpredictable comics of the last century, Belushi’s crazed performances were buoyed by a fondness for drugs and alcohol. He died in 1982 at the Chateau Marmont hotel after a speedball- a mixture of heroin and cocaine, was injected by his companion, Cathy Evelyn Smith. She served fifteen months in prison for involuntary manslaughter whilst the hugely popular funny man left a legacy that included Animal House and a side-splitting selection of Saturday Night Live appearances. 

More: Ellen Page To Play John Belushi's Wife In Upcoming Biopic

River Phoenix

River Phoenix Press Photo
River Phoenix died at the age of 23

Robbed of his life at just 23, River Phoenix died with a hugely promising career left unfulfilled. In 1993, having snorted a lethal amount of cocaine and heroin in the bathroom of the Viper Rooms in Hollywood which were partly owned by Johnny Depp, he stumbled out of the club and collapsed on the sidewalk. He died in very public circumstances amongst an array of celebrities that included Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, brother Joaquin and sister Rain.  

More: River Phoenix's Last Ever Film To Finally Be Released

GWAR frontman Dave Brockie died of a heroin overdose Other celebs who have passed away from the drug It was recently announced that frontman of theatrical horror-rock band GWAR has died of a heroin overdose, just another victim of a substance that each year lays waste to thousands upon thousands of tortured souls across the world. In the celebrity sphere, and music world especially, heroin is an all-too common cause of death that has taken the lives of many of the world’s iconic figures.

GWAR performs at revolution liveGWAR frontman Dave Brockie died of a heroin overdose earlier this year

It is also synonymous with certain movements and genres. It’s usage in the grunge era was ubiquitous much the same as it was amongst the likes of Led Zeppelin and the monsters of rock that flourished in yesteryear. To some, heroin is viewed with romanticism that has inspired countless songs, from The La’s “There She Goes” to Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day.” As such, it’s often viewed as a glamorous addition to one’s lifestyle, especially those with a fondness for the ‘gonzo’ literary works of Hunter S. Thompson and William Burroughs. But first and foremost, despite its allusions as a pathway towards creative bliss, it is a killer that ensnares the victim in a routine of cop and fix that can so easily lead to degradation and eventual death.

The prospect of going ‘cold turkey’ is enough to keep most heroin abusers firmly in the grips of the drug, even if they abhor themselves for using it. Even so, for those subjected to relentless media speculation and high-pressure roles, heroin is an adroit coping mechanism that smothers the user in a hazy and comforting blanket that for a certain time removes all air of worry in favour of a narcotic-fuelled heaven. We look at some celebrities who have been taken from the world by the inescapable grasp of the drug:

Kurt Cobain

Cobain’s heroin use was part and parcel of the alternative music scene of the late 1980’s to early 90’s and the Nirvana frontman was in a constant battle with the drug, going through bouts of intense addiction before he became a full-blown junkie in the latter days of his life. If the shotgun blast to the head hadn’t killed him, than the huge dose of heroin he injected into himself moments before certainly would have. For Cobain, however, the drug was a way of coping with the stresses that a sudden thrust into the limelight brought down upon him as well as a way to ease the debilitating stomach problems that plagued his life.

More: Frances Bean Cobain Has No Memories Of Her Father

Layne Staley

Alice In Chains performs live
Layne Staley of Alice in Chains

Yet another grunge figurehead to succumb to intense addiction and eventual death, Staley was the frontman of metal-tinged grunge heavyweights Alice In Chains. Song titled such as “Junkhead” left little doubt as to the impact of drugs on him and on the band’s appearance on the hallowed MTV Unplugged series, Staley was in the full throes of addiction- forgetting lyrics, donning sunglasses throughout and attempting to sing through a voice that was creaky and damaged after years of abuse. His passing in 2002 from a cocktail of cocaine and heroin came as little surprise to anyone. Bassist Mike Starr also succumbed to addiction in 2011, leaving only two original members of the band’s 90’s heyday.

More: Layne Staley's Sports Car Is Up For Sale

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Seymour Hoffman at Hunger Games Screening
Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a heroin overdose

Another recent tragedy at the hands of the drug, Hoffman had been plagued by addiction problems for many years and his death earlier this year came as little shock to those close friends who were aware of just how seriously the actor was previously beset by drugs problems. Hoffman had been forthcoming in interviews about his drugs problems which plagued him in his early twenties and despite the actor declaring he had been clean for over twenty three years, he was found in his Manhattan apartment with a needle protruding from his arm. Autopsy results found a mixture of various narcotics in his system although the death was ruled as an accidental overdose. It was a tragic end to one of Hollywood’s most emphatic and well-respected character actors. 

Peaches Geldof

Peaches Geldof at the F&F show 2014
Peaches Geldof suffered a heroin overdose

Aged just 25 and a mother of two, the death of Peaches Geldof was a tragedy and heroin was cited as likely to have played a role in the death of the TV presenter. Peaches had admitted to experimenting with drugs in her teenage years to cope with the death of her mother- Paula Yates, who also died of at the hands of a heroin overdose. Peaches is the latest reminder of how easily it is to succumb to the comforting façade of drugs and it will most certainly not be the last.

More: Courtney Love Claims She Wanted To Help Peaches Geldof 

Cory Monteith

Corey Monteith at Paleyfest Icon Awards
Cory Monteith died of an overdose in his hotel room
 

Having played Finn Hudson is the smash TV show Glee, Monteith was the last person many would expect to die from a drug usually used to cope with the pains of reality. Yet his death shows that behind his cheery disposition and likeability lay hidden problems that could only be comforted by the infamous drug. He died at the age of just 31 in a Vancouver hotel room after taking a mixture of heroin and alcohol. Monteith was due to continue his role in the hugely popular musical series and was written out of Glee in a moving hour-long tribute episode. He may not fit the ‘junkie’ stereotype but it just goes to prove the heroin does not discriminate between those who seek its effects.

Next page: John Belushi, River Phoenix

 

John Belushi 

John Belushi Press Shot
The legendary John Belushi

One of the most well-loved and unpredictable comics of the last century, Belushi’s crazed performances were buoyed by a fondness for drugs and alcohol. He died in 1982 at the Chateau Marmont hotel after a speedball- a mixture of heroin and cocaine, was injected by his companion, Cathy Evelyn Smith. She served fifteen months in prison for involuntary manslaughter whilst the hugely popular funny man left a legacy that included Animal House and a side-splitting selection of Saturday Night Live appearances. 

More: Ellen Page To Play John Belushi's Wife In Upcoming Biopic

River Phoenix

River Phoenix Press Photo
River Phoenix died at the age of 23

Robbed of his life at just 23, River Phoenix died with a hugely promising career left unfulfilled. In 1993, having snorted a lethal amount of cocaine and heroin in the bathroom of the Viper Rooms in Hollywood which were partly owned by Johnny Depp, he stumbled out of the club and collapsed on the sidewalk. He died in very public circumstances amongst an array of celebrities that included Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, brother Joaquin and sister Rain.  

More: River Phoenix's Last Ever Film To Finally Be Released

6th June 2014
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Courtney Love tried to ''help and mentor'' Peaches Geldof.

The Hole rocker - who has battled drug addiction several times - was horrified when the tragic socialite, whose death last month has been linked to heroin use, visited her in Los Angeles at the Chateau Marmont, bringing with her a friend who was carrying a number of prescription drugs.

While Courtney admitted to ''pushing'' Peaches - whose mother Paula Yates died of a heroin overdose in 2000 - out of the room because she was so tempted by the drugs, their encounter made her vow to want to try and help her however she could.

She said: ''My drug was heroin, I stopped taking it in the 90s, but I have taken the pills, the Roxycontin, Oxycontin.

''Peaches was in a room with a friend who had a bag full of these drugs, like 500 pills and I wanted it so badly, never have I ever wanted anything more - no man, no money - and I had to physically push Peaches and her friend out of the door.

''I was shaking and I kept thinking of the way her mother died and I thought I owe it to this girl to be an example.

''I was trying to help her, but at that point in her life, it proved to be impossible. Now the parallels to her mommy are horrific. It terrifies me for my own child.''

Courtney - who has 21-year-old daughter Frances Bean with late husband Kurt Cobain - admitted she wasn't ''shocked'' to learn of Peaches' death.

She added in an interview with Grazia magazine: ''You just can't believe it happened, it's so f***ing tragic. This girl was vivacious, so full of life and it was weird and horrible that she has passed away.

''I read heroin was involved and I was not shocked. I know how Peaches liked opiates.''

Courtney Love tried to ''help and mentor'' Peaches Geldof.

The Hole rocker - who has battled drug addiction several times - was horrified when the tragic socialite, whose death last month has been linked to heroin use, visited her in Los Angeles at the Chateau Marmont, bringing with her a friend who was carrying a number of prescription drugs.

While Courtney admitted to ''pushing'' Peaches - whose mother Paula Yates died of a heroin overdose in 2000 - out of the room because she was so tempted by the drugs, their encounter made her vow to want to try and help her however she could.

She said: ''My drug was heroin, I stopped taking it in the 90s, but I have taken the pills, the Roxycontin, Oxycontin.

''Peaches was in a room with a friend who had a bag full of these drugs, like 500 pills and I wanted it so badly, never have I ever wanted anything more - no man, no money - and I had to physically push Peaches and her friend out of the door.

''I was shaking and I kept thinking of the way her mother died and I thought I owe it to this girl to be an example.

''I was trying to help her, but at that point in her life, it proved to be impossible. Now the parallels to her mommy are horrific. It terrifies me for my own child.''

Courtney - who has 21-year-old daughter Frances Bean with late husband Kurt Cobain - admitted she wasn't ''shocked'' to learn of Peaches' death.

She added in an interview with Grazia magazine: ''You just can't believe it happened, it's so f***ing tragic. This girl was vivacious, so full of life and it was weird and horrible that she has passed away.

''I read heroin was involved and I was not shocked. I know how Peaches liked opiates.''

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Series Of Burglaries At Peaches Geldof's Home Have Police On Alert 4192605 News

Peaches Geldof’s Kent home, where she lived with husband Thomas Cohen, has been broken into and raided twice since Geldof’s death. According to The Telegraph, police are now investigating a burglary at the house in Wrotham. Apparently there have been several raids and a number of items have been stolen from the place.

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Geldof was found dead on April 7 by husband Thomas Cohen.

 Reports have come in that a lawn mower was stolen from the grounds of the property in mid-April. The most recent raid took place last Friday after thieves damaged the CCTV, it was claimed. Nothing was stolen during this most recent invasion, thanks to the police’s quick interference. According to the police spokesperson, the officers arrived on the scene within five minutes of the call.

Ms Geldof was found dead on April 7 by her husband Thomas Cohen who had become concerned after being unable to contact her since the previous evening. Weeks later, at a scheduled inquest, it was revealed that heroin “was likely to have played a part” in her untimely death. While drug paraphernalia was not initially found around Geldof’s body, it was discovered in the house during the course of the investigation.

Peaches Geldof
Recently it came to light that heroin may have been involved in her death

Mr Cohen was not suspected of any involvement. Kent Police released the statement following misleading reports the star's house had been searched after her death, and no drugs found. Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham said: "Following recent speculation in the media, I would like to make it clear that Thomas Cohen is not in any way under suspicion of any involvement in Peaches Geldof-Cohen's death or our concurrent investigation into the supply of drugs."

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Peaches Geldof
Geldof's sudden death shocked the world.

Peaches Geldof’s Kent home, where she lived with husband Thomas Cohen, has been broken into and raided twice since Geldof’s death. According to The Telegraph, police are now investigating a burglary at the house in Wrotham. Apparently there have been several raids and a number of items have been stolen from the place.

Peaches Geldof
Geldof was found dead on April 7 by husband Thomas Cohen.

 Reports have come in that a lawn mower was stolen from the grounds of the property in mid-April. The most recent raid took place last Friday after thieves damaged the CCTV, it was claimed. Nothing was stolen during this most recent invasion, thanks to the police’s quick interference. According to the police spokesperson, the officers arrived on the scene within five minutes of the call.

Ms Geldof was found dead on April 7 by her husband Thomas Cohen who had become concerned after being unable to contact her since the previous evening. Weeks later, at a scheduled inquest, it was revealed that heroin “was likely to have played a part” in her untimely death. While drug paraphernalia was not initially found around Geldof’s body, it was discovered in the house during the course of the investigation.

Peaches Geldof
Recently it came to light that heroin may have been involved in her death

Mr Cohen was not suspected of any involvement. Kent Police released the statement following misleading reports the star's house had been searched after her death, and no drugs found. Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham said: "Following recent speculation in the media, I would like to make it clear that Thomas Cohen is not in any way under suspicion of any involvement in Peaches Geldof-Cohen's death or our concurrent investigation into the supply of drugs."

More: Peaches Geldof's Sister Tiger Has Been "Rock" For The Family

More: Peaches Geldof's Death Caused By Heroin Overdose

Peaches Geldof
Geldof's sudden death shocked the world.

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Police Officers Found Drug Paraphernalia In Peaches Geldof's Home At Time Of Death 4177879 News

British authorities have confirmed that drug paraphernalia was found at the home of Peaches Geldof when her body was discovered.

A post mortem examination of the 25 year-old, who was found dead at her Kent home on April 7th, came back as inconclusive.

Therefore a toxicology report was carried out and this determined Geldof had taken heroin in the days prior to her death.

"Forensic samples were obtained and sent for examination with the results concluding there was recent use of heroin and that the levels identified were likely to have played a role in her death," British authorities said Thursday (May 1st).

Initially it was reported that the police, who treated her death as "unexplained and sudden," did not find any drug paraphernalia at the country home.

But Kent Police spokesman Paul Fotheringham confirmed these reports were wrong.

"Inaccurate reports have also been made suggesting that no drugs paraphernalia was found at the address, with suggestions that the scene had been 'tampered' with prior to police arrival," said Fotheringham in a press release on Friday (May 2rd).

Adding, "While no detail will be provided around specific items, to prevent further speculation I will confirm that contrary to rumor in the media my officers did seize drugs paraphernalia from the address on 7 April. The coroner has authorized the disclosure of this information."

Kent police are now investigating who supplied the TV personality with the legal drug, but did reiterate Geldof's husband, Thomas Cohen, was not a suspect in any way.

"I would like to make it clear that Thomas Cohen is not in any way under suspicion of any involvement in Peaches Geldof-Cohen's death," the release said.

MORE: Peaches Geldof Wrote "I Had The Perfect Life...It Was Bliss" In Final Magazine Column 

The authorities also revealed Cohen left their South London home for a weekend visit to his parents' house, with the couple's two children, Astala, 2, and Phaedra, 1. However, is father, Keith Cohen, took Phaedra back to Peaches on the Sunday, and she was there when her mother died.

MORE: Peaches Geldof Laid To Rest In Same Church As Late Mother 

Cohen discovered his wife's body on the Monday after he "made repeated efforts to contact his wife but had no success," and called for police and paramedics immediately.

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Thomas Cohen found Peaches' body

British authorities have confirmed that drug paraphernalia was found at the home of Peaches Geldof when her body was discovered.

A post mortem examination of the 25 year-old, who was found dead at her Kent home on April 7th, came back as inconclusive.

Therefore a toxicology report was carried out and this determined Geldof had taken heroin in the days prior to her death.

"Forensic samples were obtained and sent for examination with the results concluding there was recent use of heroin and that the levels identified were likely to have played a role in her death," British authorities said Thursday (May 1st).

Initially it was reported that the police, who treated her death as "unexplained and sudden," did not find any drug paraphernalia at the country home.

But Kent Police spokesman Paul Fotheringham confirmed these reports were wrong.

"Inaccurate reports have also been made suggesting that no drugs paraphernalia was found at the address, with suggestions that the scene had been 'tampered' with prior to police arrival," said Fotheringham in a press release on Friday (May 2rd).

Adding, "While no detail will be provided around specific items, to prevent further speculation I will confirm that contrary to rumor in the media my officers did seize drugs paraphernalia from the address on 7 April. The coroner has authorized the disclosure of this information."

Kent police are now investigating who supplied the TV personality with the legal drug, but did reiterate Geldof's husband, Thomas Cohen, was not a suspect in any way.

"I would like to make it clear that Thomas Cohen is not in any way under suspicion of any involvement in Peaches Geldof-Cohen's death," the release said.

MORE: Peaches Geldof Wrote "I Had The Perfect Life...It Was Bliss" In Final Magazine Column 

The authorities also revealed Cohen left their South London home for a weekend visit to his parents' house, with the couple's two children, Astala, 2, and Phaedra, 1. However, is father, Keith Cohen, took Phaedra back to Peaches on the Sunday, and she was there when her mother died.

MORE: Peaches Geldof Laid To Rest In Same Church As Late Mother 

Cohen discovered his wife's body on the Monday after he "made repeated efforts to contact his wife but had no success," and called for police and paramedics immediately.

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Thomas Cohen found Peaches' body

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History Repeating Itself: The Tragic Case Of Peaches Geldof 4177337 News

An explanation for the tragic death of 25 year old Peaches Geldof has finally been offered up. The mother-of-two allegedly died from a heroin overdose on April 7, 2014. She had been alone in the house with her youngest son, Phaedra. Her husband reportedly discovered her “slumped” in a spare bedroom, it was clear that she was already dead.

Peaches Geldof Paula Yates Peaches Geldof was just 25 years old when she died from a heroin overdose

It’s taken weeks for a cause of death to be established, initially it was unclear what had resulted in Peaches’ sudden death. All that was certain was that it was highly unusual for a 25 year old girl to die unexpectedly. The TV presenter had been looking very thin of late, and a phrase that she had used some time ago kept cropping up in various news stories. Peaches had described herself as "having the heart of a 90 year old gangster" due to bad eating habits, habits she had allegedly curbed.

MORE: Peaches struggled to grieve for mother Paula Yates after death

It came as a surprise that Peaches had been using heroin. The dedicated mum of two seemed happily married and content with her children, leading a clean and healthy life. As a teenager Peaches had been a regular on the London party scene and had dabbled in drugs, although it looked as though she had cleaned up her act in recent years. Heroin was also a drug that people had assumed Peaches would steer clear of, as it was from a heroin overdose that her mother, Paula Yates, had died.

Yates died in September 2000, on the 10th birthday of Peaches younger sister Pixie. She was found dead in her London home, the coroner ruled the overdose “foolish and incautious”, but not intentional. It appears to have been the same case for her daughter. Before her death, Peaches had recently spoke about the death of her mother. She said, “I was completely aware of the whole situation, the transition of my mother who was amazing, who wrote books on parenting, who gave us this idyllic childhood in Kent; and who then turned into this heartbroken shell of a woman who was just medicating to get through the day.” She added, “I remember the day my mother died, and it’s still hard to talk about it. I just blocked it out. I went to school the next day because my father’s mentality was “keep calm and carry on”…I didn’t start grieving for my mother properly until I was maybe 16.”

Peaches Geldof Paula Yates Peaches, pictured with her husband Thomas Cohen, was a happily married mother-of-two

It sounds like Peaches had a lot of unaddressed issues, particularly if she was so troubled she felt the need to take heroin with her baby son in her care. It’s a shame that no one around her was able to to help her move past her issues, rather than her feeling the need to self-medicate as her mother had done before her.

MORE: Hours before her tragic death Peaches Geldof seemed "her normal self"

An explanation for the tragic death of 25 year old Peaches Geldof has finally been offered up. The mother-of-two allegedly died from a heroin overdose on April 7, 2014. She had been alone in the house with her youngest son, Phaedra. Her husband reportedly discovered her “slumped” in a spare bedroom, it was clear that she was already dead.

Peaches Geldof Paula Yates Peaches Geldof was just 25 years old when she died from a heroin overdose

It’s taken weeks for a cause of death to be established, initially it was unclear what had resulted in Peaches’ sudden death. All that was certain was that it was highly unusual for a 25 year old girl to die unexpectedly. The TV presenter had been looking very thin of late, and a phrase that she had used some time ago kept cropping up in various news stories. Peaches had described herself as "having the heart of a 90 year old gangster" due to bad eating habits, habits she had allegedly curbed.

MORE: Peaches struggled to grieve for mother Paula Yates after death

It came as a surprise that Peaches had been using heroin. The dedicated mum of two seemed happily married and content with her children, leading a clean and healthy life. As a teenager Peaches had been a regular on the London party scene and had dabbled in drugs, although it looked as though she had cleaned up her act in recent years. Heroin was also a drug that people had assumed Peaches would steer clear of, as it was from a heroin overdose that her mother, Paula Yates, had died.

Yates died in September 2000, on the 10th birthday of Peaches younger sister Pixie. She was found dead in her London home, the coroner ruled the overdose “foolish and incautious”, but not intentional. It appears to have been the same case for her daughter. Before her death, Peaches had recently spoke about the death of her mother. She said, “I was completely aware of the whole situation, the transition of my mother who was amazing, who wrote books on parenting, who gave us this idyllic childhood in Kent; and who then turned into this heartbroken shell of a woman who was just medicating to get through the day.” She added, “I remember the day my mother died, and it’s still hard to talk about it. I just blocked it out. I went to school the next day because my father’s mentality was “keep calm and carry on”…I didn’t start grieving for my mother properly until I was maybe 16.”

Peaches Geldof Paula Yates Peaches, pictured with her husband Thomas Cohen, was a happily married mother-of-two

It sounds like Peaches had a lot of unaddressed issues, particularly if she was so troubled she felt the need to take heroin with her baby son in her care. It’s a shame that no one around her was able to to help her move past her issues, rather than her feeling the need to self-medicate as her mother had done before her.

MORE: Hours before her tragic death Peaches Geldof seemed "her normal self"

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Hours Before Her Tragic Death, Peaches Geldof "Seemed Her Normal Self" 4177069 News

Following the inquest into Peaches Geldof’s death, which revealed that the 25-year-old model likely died from a heroin overdose, an investigation has been launched into her drugs supply. More details surrounding Geldof’s death have been announced in the weeks since, like the fact that she was discovered by her husband Thomas Cohen in a spare bedroom of their shared home. The inquest revealed this past Thursday that she had undisclosed amounts of heroin in her system, which is “likely to have played a part in her death.”

Peaches Geldof
The cause of Geldof's death could not be determined on the scene.

According to BBC News, a police spokesman said: "Kent Police can confirm an ongoing investigation into the supply of drugs in connection with the death of Peaches Geldof.

More: Remembering Peaches Geldof, Her Life And Career

"There have been no arrests at this stage."

The inquest revealed some of the events that transpired before Geldof’s body was discovered. According to the police, Thomas Cohen had tried to contact his wife earlier. Cohen, a musician, had been away for the weekend with the elder of their two sons, Astala, leaving Geldof at home with their 11-month old son, Phaedra. The couple regularly did this on weekends, to allow Geldof to focus on writing her column.

Peaches Geldof Funeral
The funeral was held on Monday, April 21.

"It is believed that Peaches spent Saturday afternoon, into the evening, and Sunday morning at her home address alone," Mr Fotheringham told the inquest. "Throughout this period she maintained telephone contact with family and friends, including contact with Thomas's mother to arrange a family activity, but this was cancelled.”

More: Peaches Geldof Will Be Laid To Rest In Same Church As Late Mother

According to everyone who talked to her during this period, Peaches seemed like her normal self. Mr. Fotheringham reported that there had been no cause for concern. It wasn’t until Monday, when Geldof’s husband tried to contact her unsuccessfully, that he began to worry. He then travelled to the family home in Wrotham, Kent with his mother, Sue, and son Astala arriving at around 13:30 BST.

"Thomas entered the property and located Peaches in the spare bedroom," Mr Fotheringham said.

The rest of the inquest goes into the details of Geldof’s discovery. When the paramedics arrived, Geldof was pronounced dead on the scene, but the cause of death could not determined until the toxicology report came through. None of the Geldof family attended the hearing, which opened and adjourned within 10 minutes. A full hearing has been scheduled for June 23.

Peaches Geldof
The inquest revealed that heroin was "likely to have played a role in her death."

Following the inquest into Peaches Geldof’s death, which revealed that the 25-year-old model likely died from a heroin overdose, an investigation has been launched into her drugs supply. More details surrounding Geldof’s death have been announced in the weeks since, like the fact that she was discovered by her husband Thomas Cohen in a spare bedroom of their shared home. The inquest revealed this past Thursday that she had undisclosed amounts of heroin in her system, which is “likely to have played a part in her death.”

Peaches Geldof
The cause of Geldof's death could not be determined on the scene.

According to BBC News, a police spokesman said: "Kent Police can confirm an ongoing investigation into the supply of drugs in connection with the death of Peaches Geldof.

More: Remembering Peaches Geldof, Her Life And Career

"There have been no arrests at this stage."

The inquest revealed some of the events that transpired before Geldof’s body was discovered. According to the police, Thomas Cohen had tried to contact his wife earlier. Cohen, a musician, had been away for the weekend with the elder of their two sons, Astala, leaving Geldof at home with their 11-month old son, Phaedra. The couple regularly did this on weekends, to allow Geldof to focus on writing her column.

Peaches Geldof Funeral
The funeral was held on Monday, April 21.

"It is believed that Peaches spent Saturday afternoon, into the evening, and Sunday morning at her home address alone," Mr Fotheringham told the inquest. "Throughout this period she maintained telephone contact with family and friends, including contact with Thomas's mother to arrange a family activity, but this was cancelled.”

More: Peaches Geldof Will Be Laid To Rest In Same Church As Late Mother

According to everyone who talked to her during this period, Peaches seemed like her normal self. Mr. Fotheringham reported that there had been no cause for concern. It wasn’t until Monday, when Geldof’s husband tried to contact her unsuccessfully, that he began to worry. He then travelled to the family home in Wrotham, Kent with his mother, Sue, and son Astala arriving at around 13:30 BST.

"Thomas entered the property and located Peaches in the spare bedroom," Mr Fotheringham said.

The rest of the inquest goes into the details of Geldof’s discovery. When the paramedics arrived, Geldof was pronounced dead on the scene, but the cause of death could not determined until the toxicology report came through. None of the Geldof family attended the hearing, which opened and adjourned within 10 minutes. A full hearing has been scheduled for June 23.

Peaches Geldof
The inquest revealed that heroin was "likely to have played a role in her death."

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