Heroin use killed Peaches Geldof, coroner concludes

Peaches Geldof had been a heroin addict and had been taking the substitute drug methadone in the two and a half years before her death, an inquest in Gravesend has heard.

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Full inquest into the death of Peaches Geldof due

A full inquest into the death of Peaches Geldof, who was found slumped dead on a bed at home after reportedly taking heroin, will take place today.

Peaches Geldof Credit: PA

At the opening in May, the inquest heard that the 25-year-old's husband had found her in a spare room at the home they shared in Wrotham, Kent, on April 7, with one leg hanging down to the floor and the other tucked underneath her after she failed to answer the phone.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham told the hearing in Gravesend that recent heroin use "was likely to have played a role" in her death.

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