An inquest has officially determined the cause of Peaches Geldof‘s tragic death, with coroner Roger Hatch ruling it as a heroin overdose.

The daughter of singer Bob Geldof and TV presenter Paula Yates was found dead in the spare bedroom of her Kent home in April, with one of her young sons in a nearby room.

The inquest heard that Geldof was working to beat her heroin addiction, and tests conducted late last year showed that she was free of the drug. 

She had been using the substitute Methadone, but in February of this year, her husband Thomas Cohen found several suspect messages on her phone, leading him to believe that she had relapsed.

The Sydney Morning Herald report that, following her death, a police search of the home uncovered £550 worth of heroin in a cupboard, along with various articles of drug paraphernalia. 

The inquest heard that Geldof’s tolerance to the effects of the drug would have been reduced in the months during which she was not using, and this, coupled with the 61% purity of the heroin found in her house, would have contributed to her fatal overdose.

Geldof was laid to rest in late April, while the investigation into who supplied her with the drugs in question is ongoing. 

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