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Ian West

Peaches' death was "tragic parallel" of her mother's overdose

The daughter of Bob Geldof was found dead at her home in Kent last month.

AN INQUEST HEARING is to reveal today that the late Peaches Geldof, who passed away last month, died of a heroin overdose.

The daughter of Bob Geldof died on 7 April. Her body was found at her home in Kent. A post-mortem into her death proved inconclusive.

It was reported last night that today’s edition of The Times would give an insight into what the inquest would be told.

Today’s edition says that the inquest will be told Geldof died of a heroin overdose in a “tragic parallel” to the death of her mother Paula Yates.

Yates died of a heroin overdose in 2000 when her daughter was 10 years old.

Today’s inquest hearing is expected to last ten minutes. The coroner is expected to outline the result of toxicology reports and the cause of her death, The Times reports.

The hearing today is expected to include information that Geldof had become “increasingly obsessed” with her mother’s death, according to the Times.

Police have previously stated that Peaches Geldof’s death is being treated as a “non-suspicious, unexplained sudden death”.

Read: Inquest into Peaches Geldof’s death to begin next week >

Read: Funeral of Peaches Geldof to take place later today >

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