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Peaches Geldof's death was drugs-related, coroner rules

Published on Jul 23, 2014 7:41 PM

LONDON (REUTERS) -  The death of Peaches Geldof, the daughter of musician and Band Aid founder Bob Geldof, was drugs-related, a coroner ruled on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old socialite died at her family home in Kent, south-east England, in April while alone with one of her two young sons.

In May, forensic tests found heroin in her system and puncture wounds on her arms.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham, who gave evidence at an inquest in Gravesend, Kent, on Wednesday said in a statement that drugs equipment had been found near the body.

The death of British TV host and model Peaches Geldof was drugs-related, a coroner ruled on July 23, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
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