Peaches Geldof post-mortem tests inconclusive, police say

Wed Apr 9, 2014 8:56am EDT
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By Michael Holden

LONDON (Reuters) - A post-mortem examination into the death of Peaches Geldof, the second daughter of Band Aid founder and musician Bob Geldof, has proved inconclusive "pending toxicology tests", British police said on Wednesday.

Geldof, 25, a media and fashion personality in her own right and a mother of two young children, was found dead at her home in Wrotham, Kent, in southern England, on Monday.

Kent Police said they were treating it as a "non-suspicious but unexplained sudden death" but added investigations would continue following the inconclusive post-mortem.

"The result of a toxicology report can take several weeks," police said in a statement.

When these results are known a coroner will decide whether there needs to be an inquest, an official inquiry held in Britain when someone dies unexpectedly.

Peaches was the daughter of television presenter Paula Yates and Bob Geldof, the Irish singer who rose to prominence as the leader of the 1970s-1980s band the Boomtown Rats, and later organized the charity Band Aid and the Live Aid concerts to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia.

Bob Geldof said the loss of Peaches, the latest untimely death to befall the family, had left them "beyond pain".

Peaches was only 11 when she and her two sisters, Pixie and Fifi Trixibelle, lost their mother.   Continued...

Peaches Geldof, daughter of Bob Geldof, arrives for the European premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" in London in this November 14, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/Files