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Heroin “Played a Role” In Death of Peaches Geldof: Authorities

When the death of 25-year-old Peaches Geldof (daughter of music icon Bob Geldof) sent shock waves through the entertainment community last month, her autopsy results came back as “inconclusive.”  Today, authorities are saying that according to the toxicology reports, heroin use likely “played a role” in her death.

While heroin has not been officially ruled as the cause of death, the reports indicate the illegal drug was present in the Geldof’s system. “Forensic samples were obtained and sent for examination with the results concluding there was recent use of Heroin and that the levels identified were likely to have played a role in her death,” said Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham.

These recent developments make Peaches Geldof’s passing hauntingly similar to that of her mother, Paula Yates, who died in 2000 of an accidental heroin overdose when Peaches was just 10 years old.

Peaches Geldof, who had been a model, journalist and television personality, was found dead in her home on April 7. Authorities suspected no foul play, but described the death as “unexplained and sudden.” Her funeral was held April 21.

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David Tillman is an independent composer/arranger whose primary work involves writing jingles for commercials for radio and television, with several film and television placements to his credit as well. David has a fascination for all things related to the music business and the music industry in general, an obsession which his wife finds to be mildly unhealthy at times. His personal tastes in music are in electronica and industrial rock, and include The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk and Nine Inch Nails (he loves that Trent Reznor is writing soundtracks!). When not in his office or in his man-cave, David enjoys skiing, hiking, the occasional game of golf, and sometimes just lounging by the pool. David lives with his wife and three children in Los Angeles, CA.

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