Peaches Geldof’s body released to family for funeral arrangements
Peaches Geldof’s body has been released to the family for funeral arrangements to be made.
The body has been released a day after the autopsy into Peaches Geldof’s death proved inconclusive.
That prompted further toxicology tests, the results of which are due in two to three weeks.
Peaches Geldof, the daughter of singer Bob Geldof and TV presenter Paula Yates died on Monday, April 7, at the age of 25. Police are treating the death as “non-suspicious” and “sudden”.
A spokesman for North West Kent coroner Roger Hatch said: “We can confirm that the body has been released to the family for funeral arrangements to be made.”
Any inquest is not expected to be opened and adjourned by the coroner until after the results of the toxicology tests are known.
Peaches Geldof’s body was found on Monday afternoon after officers were called to the home she shared with her husband and two young sons “following a report of concern for the welfare of a woman”.
Bob Geldof, the former frontman of Boomtown Rats, said the family was “beyond pain” and described Peaches as “the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us”.
Peaches Geldof lost her own mother, Paula Yates, to a heroin overdose at the age of 11.
She married musician Max Drummey in Las Vegas in 2008, but the couple split amicably a year later before divorcing in 2011.
Peaches Geldof married Thomas Cohen, lead singer of London band Scum, in September 2012 at the church in Davington, Kent, where her parents married 26 years earlier.
It was also where her mother’s funeral was held.
Peaches Geldof and Thomas Cohen had two sons: Astala, aged 23 months, and Phaedra, aged 11 months.