The third close female companion to die in his life wasn't totally unexpected.
Bob Geldof opens up about the death of his daughter Peaches last year in a heart-breaking radio interview in which he contemplated losing three important women in his life, including his ex wife and mother. Though he admits that Peaches' death wasn't as shocking as it could've been.
Bob Geldof opens up about Peaches tragedy
The 64-year-old has had to stay strong in the face of death since he was a child. He was just 6 or 7 when his mother Evelyn passed away following a cerebral haemorrhage. Then 15 years ago, his ex-wife Paul Yates (and mother of his children Fifi Trixibelle, Peaches and Pixie) died from an alcohol and drug overdose. And it was just last year, on April 7th 2014, when Peaches herself was found dead at home in Kent after a heroin overdose in a dark mirroring of her mother.
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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 mother of two allegedly died from a heroine overdose.
Peaches Geldof’s cause of death will be officially announced at an inquest today, but the news is already circulating that the model and TV personality died from a heroin overdose – the same thing that caused her mother, Paula Yates’ death in 2000. The model, journalist had previously spoken about never having gotten over her mother’s passing. 25-year-old Peaches Geldof was the mother of two boys, Phaedra and Astala. Just a few hours prior to her death, Geldof had posted a photograph on Twitter of her as a child with her mother.
Geldof's death rocked the world on April 7.
The Times newspaper reported that the results of toxicology tests would be revealed by Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham on Thursday at an inquest hearing in Gravesend, Kent. An overdose was not initially reported as a possible cause of death because there was no drug paraphernalia found around the body. It is not known who supplied the drugs.
Continue reading: Peaches Geldof's Death Appears To Have Been Caused By A Heroin OD
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.
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Daily Star - Yates died from a drug and alcohol overdose in 2000. - United Kingdom - Tuesday 8th April 2014
The 25 year-old media personality's death is currently being treated as "unexplained and sudden."
The daughter of musician Bob Geldof was found dead in her Kent home after police were responding to a report of "concern for the welfare of a woman."
"At this stage, the death is being treated as unexplained and sudden," said a statement from Kent Police, who are currently investigating the cause.
Date of birth
13th March, 1989
Date of death
7th April, 2014