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UK police probing unexplained Peaches Geldof death

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 8, 2014 at 6:30 am •  Published: April 8, 2014
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LONDON (AP) — British police are investigating the unexplained death of 25-year-old celebrity Peaches Geldof and say they will hand their findings to a coroner.

Local authority Kent Council said her body had been taken to a hospital where a forensic pathologist will perform a post-mortem Wednesday in an attempt to determine the cause of death.

Geldof was pronounced dead Monday by paramedics who were called to her home in Wrotham, southeast of London. Kent Police said officers were investigating the "unexplained sudden death," but did not consider it suspicious.

Peaches Geldof was the daughter of Irish musician and Band Aid founder Bob Geldof and TV presenter Paula Yates, who died of a drug overdose in 2000. She grew up in the glare of Britain's press, which reveled in the late-night antics of her teenage years.

More recently she had married for a second time, to musician Tom Cohen, had two young sons and worked as a broadcaster and fashion writer. She said in 2009 that her drug-taking years were behind her.

Bob Geldof said the family was "beyond pain."

"What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? We loved her and will cherish her forever," he wrote in a statement.

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