After days of complete shock and speculation in the wake of the 25-year-old’s death, a post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place on April 9. Soon questions may finally be answered, and the grieving Geldof family may finally know what caused this sudden tragedy.
Though Peaches Geldof was found dead at the young age of 25 on April 7, police stated that her death was being treated as “non-suspicious but unexplained and sudden.” Two days later, an explanation may finally be given. A post-mortem examination (otherwise known as an autopsy) will be conducted on the former journalist/model and mother of two, and will likely reveal what caused Peaches’ unexpected and tragic death.
Peaches Geldof Post-Mortem: What Caused Her Death?
“The deceased has been transferred to Darent Valley Hospital Dartford and arrangements are in hand for the post-mortem to be carried out tomorrow at the hospital,” a Kent Country Council spokesman said on April 8, according to the Mirror. “The pathologist is confirmed as Dr. Peter Graham Jerreat, Consultant Home Office Forensic Pathologist. After the results of the post-mortem have been received, the Coroner will officially open an investigation and decide whether an inquest is necessary.”
If an inquest — an official investigation to find the cause of death — is opened, it will be held at North Kent Coroners’ Office in Gravesend, England.
The post-mortem results are much anticipated, as people — especially Peaches’ father Bob Geldof and the rest of her family — struggle to understand how such a terrible thing has happened. After Peaches’ death, police reportedly found no hard drugs or a suicide note, and were exploring the possibility that she died of natural causes, according to Mail Online.
Peaches Geldof Remembered By Irish President
On the same day the post-mortem plans were released, Irish President Michael D. Higgins paid tribute to Peaches and also sent his prayers to her father and family. “My deepest sympathies to Bob Geldof and his family on the sudden and untimely death of his daughter Peaches,” the president told BBC.
Explaining that he had plans to see Bob soon, he continued, “This is such a difficult cross to bear for any family and all of our thoughts are with Peaches’ family and friends at this time. Sabina and I were due to meet Bob Geldof while on the state visit and we are thinking of him at this time of immense loss.”
Our thoughts are also with Bob and his family during this difficult time, and we hope the results of Peaches’ post-mortem can bring them some peace.
— Andrew Gruttadaro