Peaches Geldof: inquest to be opened on Thursday, May 1

An inquest into Peaches Geldof’s death will be opened on Thursday, May 1, it has been confirmed.

The hearing, expected to last around 10 minutes, will be opened at 2.00pm and adjourned by North West Kent coroner Roger Hatch at Gravesend Old Town Hall.

A spokesman for Mr Hatch said a statement from a senior police officer will be heard and the coroner will release the cause of death.

A date for a full inquest into the death of 25-year-old Peaches is due to be set some time in late July, the spokesman added.

The body of mother-of-two Peaches was found on April 7 at the home she shared in Wrotham, Kent, with her husband Tom Cohen, and their two young sons, Astala, 23 months, and 11-month-old Phaedra.

Kent Police have said her death is being treated as a “non-suspicious, unexplained sudden death”.

A post-mortem examination carried out at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford proved inconclusive, prompting further investigations.

At the funeral service in the village of Davington, near Faversham, Peaches’ body was carried into church in a poignantly-decorated coffin which included a picture of her young family.

And her husband, lead singer of S.C.U.M., sang Leonard Cohen’s Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye, accompanied by Jools Holland, the Mirror reported.

The church, St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence, was where Peaches married musician Tom in 2012. It was also where her television presenter mother Paula Yates married Geldof in 1986.

Paula’s funeral was held there after she died from an accidental heroin overdose in 2000, aged 41.

Former Boomtown Rats singer Geldof has previously paid tribute to his daughter alongside his partner Jeanne Marine and Peaches’ sisters Fifi Trixibelle, Pixie and Tiger, saying she was the “wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us”.

Click here for Peaches Geldof’s last-ever interview, given just days before she died.

– Press Association