It was heard by an inquest today that Peaches Geldof probably died of a heroin overdose. Toxicology tests on the body of the 25-year-old model and TV presenter revealed recent use of the drug.
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringam told the inquest at Gravesend that the level of Class A drugs in her body was quite “likely to have played a role in her death”. At the inquest Mr Fotheringham said: “He entered the property, went upstairs, thinking his wife may be asleep, entered the spare bedroom where he found her, obviously deceased, on the edge of the bed with one leg hanging down and the other tucked underneath her.”
In the hours before she was found dead, Ms Geldof posted a photograph on twitter of herself as a child with her mother who died of a drug overdose in 2000.
It is expected that detectives will investigate what happened to the items associated with Peaches taking the heroin, which would have been expected at her home where she was discovered.
The North West Kent coroner adjourned the hearing until July 23.