A celebrity journalist who knew Peaches Geldof said she doubted the socialite "wanted to die" and her death from a heroin overdose had been a tragic accident.
Katie Hind, who had known Peaches since she was a 17-year-old, felt the young mother of two had been unhappy they day she died.
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