Former rocker Cohen spoke in a new interview about how he has coped in the three years since his wife's tragic death.
As the third anniversary of her tragically young death approaches, the late Peaches Geldof’s husband, Thomas Cohen, has spoken frankly about “deeply traumatising” period that followed her passing as he raised their two young children alone – and even about the moment he discovered her body.
The 26 year old rock musician, formerly of the band S.C.U.M., lost his wife in April 2014 when she died of a heroin overdose at their home at the age of 25.
Speaking to German newspaper Bild this week about the aftermath of her death, Cohen said that sticking to a rigid routine as he raised their two children, Astala (now 4) and Phaedra (now 3), was the only way he managed to get through the grief.
Thomas Cohen was married to Peaches from 2012 until her death in April 2014.
Thomas Cohen, the widower of Peaches Geldof has paid tribute to his late wife while performing his first solo gig in London. The 25-year-old reportedly referenced Geldof’s passing in two of the songs he performed during the set, which was watch by Peaches’ sister Pixie and Cohen’s rumoured new girlfriend Daisy Lowe.
Thomas Cohen, pictured with Peaches Geldof in January 2014.
The Mirror reports that Cohen introduced one song saying it was about “living in Kent” where he and Peaches had their family home. He sang: “You couldn’t make it through. Time to say goodbye. Holding onto each other and sing to one another. Everyone knows the house feels so cold. Just to say goodbye.”
Kent Police had been searching for the person who supplied Peaches Geldof with the heroin that killed her for over a year.
15 months after her death, police have dropped the investigation into uncovering the identity of the drug dealer that supplied the heroin which caused Peaches Geldof to overdose, meaning that the culprit may never be discovered.
The TV presenter, model and second daughter of Band Aid creator Sir Bob Geldof was found dead at the age of 25 at her home in Wrotham, Kent on April 7th 2014. Her cause of death was later confirmed to be an overdose of heroin, and police have endeavoured to find the dealer who supplied it since. However, it seems that they’ve drawn a blank after more than a year of investigation.
Detectives at Kent Police stated on Friday (July 3rd): “Our investigation into the supply of drugs to Peaches Geldof-Cohen has exhausted all lines of inquiry and has now concluded.”
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Brand is said to have made some controversial jokes about drugs during a charity fundraiser for Focus 12, an organisation dedicated to tackling addiction.
Fifi Geldof has apparently labelled the British comedian and political activist Russell Brand an “uber-douche extraordinaire” for insensitive comments made at a charity fundraising event.
The 32 year old PR executive, who normally maintains a low profile, is reported to have told the Daily Mail: “Less of a Russell Brand fan than ever after his offensive and highly inappropriate speech at the addiction charity event.”
Russell Brand was called out by Fifi Geldof for "highly inappropriate" jokes made at a charity fundraiser
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The Irish rocker spoke candidly of the "intolerable" grief he and his family are still dealing with.
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.
Heroin has claimed yet another high-profile victim, we look at other famous faces to have fallen foul of the drug.
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 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.
Kent police confirmed drug paraphernalia was found at the 25 year-old's home, who is believed to have died from a heroin overdose: "Officers did seize drugs paraphernalia from the address on 7 April."
British authorities have confirmed that drug paraphernalia was found at the home of Peaches Geldof when her body was discovered.
Therefore a toxicology report was carried out and this determined Geldof had taken heroin in the days prior to her death.
The 25 year-old's funeral service will be conducted at the same church her mother, Paula Yates, was laid to rest in September 2000.
The model and television personality's service will be held were her late mother Paula Yates's funeral took place in September 2000.
At St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence Church in Davington, near Faversham, Kent.
Continue reading: Peaches Geldof Will Be Laid To Rest In Same Church As Late Mother
Peaches Geldof funeral date is set, despite post mortem results offering no answers into how the 25 year old tragically died.
Peaches Geldof, who died on April 7 aged just 25, will be laid to rest on Easter Monday. The funeral will take place in the same Kent church where she married her husband Thomas Cohen in 2012. The funeral for Peaches mother, Paula Yates, also took place at the church back in 2000.
Peaches Geldof died on April 7, aged just 25 years old.
Despite funeral plans having been finalised, there has still been no official cause of death released. Post mortem results failed to offer any answers, while Peaches family still await the results of toxicology tests. Peaches death came as a surprise, she had been active on social media in the days before her death and had been regularly posting photos of herself and her two young children.
Continue reading: Peaches Geldof Funeral Set, But We Still Don't Know How She Died
Daily Star - Yates died from a drug and alcohol overdose in 2000. - United Kingdom - Tuesday 8th April 2014
Peaches Geldof has apologised for posting the names of the two women involved in Ian Watkin's child abuse case after she thought it was already "public knowledge".
The daughter to rock singer Bob Geldof is being investigated by detectives after reports were made that the names were posted on the social media site.
A court order was granted to give lifelong anonymity to two children whose mothers let Watkins abuse them, therefore the mothers names cannot be named for the sake of the children's identity.
Date of birth
13th March, 1989
Date of death
7th April, 2014