While authorities continue to try to figure out the official cause of death of 25-year-old Peaches Geldof, HollywoodLife.com spoke to medical doctors who explained how her pregnancies could have been harmful to the model.
Peaches Geldof was the mother of two young children — Astala, 23 months, and Pharedra, 11 months, when she passed away of unknown causes on April 7. HollywoodLife.com spoke with a cardiologist who revealed that many things may have caused the death of the young star, including her alcohol use and her latest pregnancy.
Peaches Geldof’s Death: Caused By Pregnancies?
When writing a column for Elle UK, Peaches admitted that she had “experimented” with drinking and drugs, in the past.
“I did experiment with drugs,” Peaches said in the fashion mag. “I did get drunk and go to parties, but I was never that wild. I could have been, I could have let myself spiral but all the time I remembered what happened to my mum.”
So could that alcohol use have led to a sudden death?
“Alcohol can indeed cause a cardiomyopathy or heart failure, but so can pregnancy (Postpartum/Peripartum Cardiomyopathy),” American College of Cardiology President-elect Kim Allan Williams, MD, FACC, told HollywoodLife.com exclusively.
Peripartum Cardiomyopathy is “rare” but occurs during the final month of pregnancy or within five months after delivery, according to Medline Plus. Common risk factors include cocaine use or having delivered children before.
We know that Pharedra, born April 24, 2012, was Peaches’ second child. So she could have been diagnosed and decided not to share the sad news with the public.
“Heart attacks or sudden death can happen in young people due to a heart rhythm problem or drug abuse like cocaine,” Dr. Robert J. Bos, MD, added.
Peaches’ Death: ‘No Drugs, No Suicide Note’ At Scene
On April 7, Peaches was pronounced dead by South East Coast Ambulance Service after police were called to an address near Wrotham, Kent, after receiving “a report of concern for the welfare of a woman.”
“At this stage, the death is being treated as an unexplained and sudden death,” the Kent Police told us. They later reported that “no drugs, no suicide note” were found, according to the Daily Mail.
Peaches’ family is completely devastated by the lost.
Her older sister Fifi Geldof, remembered Peaches in a photo. “My beautiful baby sister. … Gone but never forgotten. I love you peaches,” she wrote with a photo of them as children
Her husband, Thomas Cohen, also released a heartbreaking statement.
“My beloved wife Peaches was adored by myself and her two sons Astala and Phaedra and I shall bring them up with their mother in their hearts everyday. We shall love her forever,” he said.
Her family and friends are in our thoughts here at HollywoodLife.com.
— Emily Longeretta