05/01/2014 09:52 am ET Updated May 02, 2014

Heroin Likely 'Played A Role' In Peaches Geldof's Death, British Police Say

Heroin likely played a part in the death of Peaches Geldof, British police confirmed.

In a tweet posted Thursday, May 1, British police stated what previous reports claimed, that heroin was involved in the death of Geldof, who was found dead in her home on April 7.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham said during an inquest, per the BBC, "Recent use of heroin and the levels identified were likely to have played a role in her death." A full inquest into her death with take place on July 23.

Geldof's husband, musician Tom Cohen, is said to have found her body in her home in Wrotham, Kent after he was unable to get in touch with her. At first, her death was deemed "sudden" and "unexplained" by Kent police, but non-suspicious. An autopsy conducted in early-April came back inconclusive.

The journalist and model was the daughter of singer Bob Geldof and TV presenter Paula Yates. Yates died in 2000 after an accidental heroin overdose in London.

"She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us," Bob Geldof wrote in a statement after his daughter's death. "Writing 'was' destroys me afresh. 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. How sad that sentence is. Tom and her sons Astala and Phaedra will always belong in our family, fractured so often, but never broken."

Peaches Geldof was 25 years old at the time of her death. She is survived by her two sons.

CORRECTION: Geldof was found dead in a home and not an apartment, as was previously stated.



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