Post-mortem into Peaches Geldof's death is 'inconclusive'

Peaches Geldof, the daughter of Bob Geldof, has passed away at the age of 25.

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Bob Geldof expected to lead tributes at Peaches funeral

Sir Bob Geldof is expected to lead the tributes to his 25-year-old daughter Peaches at her funeral in Kent later today, it has emerged.

Coroners are waiting for toxicology reports before they can determine Peaches' cause of death. Credit: PA

Sir Bob alongside Pixie Geldof - his youngest daughter with late wife Paula Yates - are both expected to speak at the funeral.

Mum-of-two Peaches died at the home she shared with her husband, musician Tom Cohen, and sons, Astala, 23 months, and 11-month-old Phaedra.

The socialite and journalist's funeral will be held in the same Kent church she was married in, back in 2012.

And it is also where television presenter Paula Yates, Peaches' mother, who died from an accidental heroin overdose in 2000, aged 41, married Bob Geldof in 1986.

Kent Police said Peaches' death is being treated as a "non-suspicious, unexplained sudden death".

Peaches Geldof: Post-mortem inconclusive

A post-mortem examination held today following the death of Peaches Geldof has proved inconclusive pending the result of toxicology analysis.

Officers were called to the 25-year-old’s home in Fairseat Lane, Wrotham, at 1.35pm on Monday. Peaches was pronounced dead at the scene.

This is being treated as a non-suspicious, unexplained sudden death.

Officers continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death in order to compile a report for the coroner.

The result of a toxicology report can take several weeks.


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A community's tribute to Peaches Geldof

Tributes have continued to pour in today for Peaches Geldof. The daughter of Sir Bob Geldof and Paula Yates was 25, and the mother of two young children.

She was found at the home she shared with her husband in Wrotham near Sevenoaks. The cause of her death is still unknown: results of a post-mortem examination are due tomorrow.

Sarah Saunders spoke to Wrotham Vicar Rev Cannon Brenda Hurd; Susan McFee from a local taxi company; and Vincent Willett who knew the Geldof children when they were young.

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Police officers search Peaches Geldof's home

Police officers are continuing to search the Kent home of Peaches Geldof, who died yesterday aged 25.

A forensics officer searches the house following the death of 25-year-old Peaches Geldof. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Police officers at the home of Peaches Geldof in Wrotham, Kent, today. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Police officers arrive at the home in Wrotham, Kent. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Singer Sinead O'Connor sends "deepest sympathies" to Geldof family

In a statement posted on her website, singer Sinead O'Connor paid tribute to Ms Geldof and Sean Fogerty, whose body was found at the weekend after he went missing last month.

She said: "I'd like to extend my deepest sympathies to the Fogarty family and the Geldof family on the dreadful losses of Sean and of Peaches this week. I'm so, so sad that these deaths have happened and that people I love so much have been given such awful pain."


Peaches Geldof's sister shares emotional tribute

Peaches' sister express her grief of losing her sister on social media site Instagram Credit: Fifi Geldof Instagram

Fifi Geldof has paid tribute to her sister who was found dead at her home in Kent yesterday.

Fifi has taken to her Instagram account to say: "My beautiful baby sister...Gone but never forgotten. I love you, Peaches x"

Peaches Geldof: Post mortem tomorrow

The post mortem of Peaches Geldof will take place tomorrow.

Kent County Council said in a statement that her body has been transferred to Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford.

Arrangements are in hand for the post-mortem to be carried out tomorrow at the hospital.

The Pathologist is confirmed as Dr Peter Graham Jerreat, Consultant Home Office Forensic Pathologist.

After the results of the post mortem have been received, the Coroner will officially open an investigation and decide whether an inquest is necessary.

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Irish President extends sympathies to Bob Geldof

The President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins has offered some words of condolences to Bob Geldof and his family, following the sudden death of Peaches Geldof.

President Higgins was due to meet with Bob Geldof during his historic state visit.

Michael D. Higgins offered his condolences to the Geldof family this morning. Credit: PA

In a statement from Áras an Uachtaráin, his residence in Ireland, he said: "I extend my deepest sympathies to Bob Geldof and his family on the sudden and untimely death of his daughter Peaches.

"This is such a difficult cross to bear for any family and all of our thoughts are with Peaches' family and friends at this time.

"Sabina and I were due to meet Bob Geldof while on the State visit and we are thinking of him at this time of immense loss."

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