Bob Geldof leads tributes at Peaches funeral

Sir Bob Geldof is thought to be leading tributes to his daughter Peaches at the private funeral in the same church where the funeral of her mother Paula Yates was held.

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Inquest into Peaches Geldof death next week

An inquest will be opened into the death of Peaches Geldof next week, it has been confirmed.

The hearing, expected to last around 10 minutes, will be opened and adjourned by coroner Roger Hatch at Gravesend Old Town Hall on Thursday 1 May.

A spokesman for Mr Hatch said a statement from a senior police officer will be heard and the coroner will release the cause of death.

Peaches Geldof was found dead earlier this month. Credit: PA

A date for a full inquest into the death of 25-year-old Ms Geldof is due to be set some time in late July, the spokesman added.

The body of the mother-of-two was found on 7 April at her Kent home. Kent Police have said her death is being treated as a "non-suspicious, unexplained sudden death".

A post-mortem examination proved inconclusive, prompting further investigations.

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Peaches Geldof hearse arrives before funeral

The hearse carrying Peaches Geldof's body has arrived at a church in the Kent village of Davington ahead of her funeral, which is being attended by a host of well-known figures.

The hearse carrying Peaches Geldof's body arrives at the church in Davington

The coffin was painted sky blue, with clouds and flowers along the side and a picture of the Geldof family on the back.

A picture of the Geldof family on the back of Peaches' coffin

Among the mourners was Radio 1 presenter Nick Grimshaw, journalist Mariella Frostrup and the former Rolling Stones bassist, Bill Wyman.

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Bob Geldof 'devastated' by the death of Peaches

Bob Geldof will be "devastated" by the death of his 25-year-ol daughter, Peaches, after suffering "a form of madness" when the family first broke up during his divorce from Paula Yates, according to a longtime family friend.

Gerry Agar, a former close friend of Peaches' mother, told Daybreak, the Live Aid chief had felt so depressed at the loss of his children, he had "travelled out into the night, calling out their names".

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.

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

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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".

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Peaches Geldof's funeral to be held on Easter Monday

Peaches Geldof's funeral is to be held on Easter Monday at the same church where her mothers funeral Paula Yates was held.

The Kent church is also where the 25-year-old married musician Tom Cohen, the father of her children, in 2012. Her family says the event will be private.

Peaches Geldof's funeral will be at the same church as her mothers, Paula Yates. Credit: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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

Read more: Peaches Geldof post-mortem proves 'inconclusive'

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Body of Peaches Geldof released for funeral

The body of Peaches Geldof has been released to her family to allow funeral arrangements to be made, a coroner's spokesman has disclosed.

The body of Peaches Geldof has been released to her family to allow funeral arrangements to be made. Credit: PA

It could take up to three weeks for toxicology test results to be released, after a post-mortem examination proved inconclusive.

The 25-year-old mother-of-two was found at her home in Wrotham, Kent, on Monday and police have said her death is being treated as a "non-suspicious, unexplained sudden death".

A spokesman for North West Kent coroner Roger Hatch said: "We can confirm that the body has been released to the family for funeral arrangements to be made."

Any inquest is not expected to be opened and adjourned by the coroner until after the results of the toxicology tests are known.

Peaches' post-mortem examination to take place

The grieving family of Peaches Geldof, who died aged 25 on Monday, may find out what caused her sudden death when a post-mortem examination takes place today.

A post-mortem examination will take place today. Credit: RICHARD GOLDSCHMIDT/NEWZULU

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The body of the mother-of-two was found at her home in Wrotham, Kent, and police have said her death is not considered suspicious but was unexplained.

Ms Geldof was just 11 when her mother died from an accidental heroin overdose in 2000 and on Sunday she posted a picture of herself as a child with Paula Yates accompanied with the message "me and my mum".

Her body was found on Monday afternoon after officers were called "following a report of concern for the welfare of a woman", a Kent Police spokesman said.

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