Post-mortem due to help uncover cause of Peaches Geldof’s death

Peaches Geldof, with her second husband Tom Cohen
Peaches Geldof, with her second husband Tom Cohen

A post-mortem is to be carried out on Wednesday to help determine the cause of Peaches Geldof’s death, police have said.

The 25-year-old mother-of-two was found dead at her home in Wrotham, Kent, on Monday.

Officers had been called “following a report of concern for the welfare of a woman”, a force spokesman said.

Shortly after the news of the tragic death broke, her father Bob Geldof released a tribute in which he relayed how the family were suffering “beyond pain”.

The investigation into her death, which is being treated as “non-suspicious, but an unexplained sudden death”, was continuing yesterday.

A post-mortem and possible cause of death are expected this week.

Irish President Michael D Higgins, who began a state visit to Britain yesterday and was due to meet Bob Geldof during the trip, said his thoughts were with the family.

“I extend my deepest sympathies to Bob Geldof and his family on the sudden and untimely death of his daughter Peaches,” he said.

“This is such a difficult cross to bear for any family and all of our thoughts are with Peaches’ family and friends at this time. Sabina and I were due to meet Bob Geldof while on the state visit and we are thinking of him at this time of immense loss.”

Paul Martin, an Ulster-based showbiz journalist who met Ms Geldof on a number of occasions, said she had been surrounded by “mayhem and madness” in her earlier days.

“Certainly before she had children she would have been what we call in the press ‘a wild child’,” he told the News Letter.

“But in recent years she really seemed to put her children first and to be a mum.”