Peaches Geldof's body released to family for funeral; Toxicology results pending

An inconclusive autopsy was conducted yesterday.

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The body of British socialite Peaches Geldof has been released to her family for burial.

However, Wednesday's inconclusive autopsy result leaves the grieving family without a cause of death.

"We can confirm that the body has been released to the family for funeral arrangements to be made," North West Kent coroner spokesman Roger Hatch told BBC.

Geldof's died unexpectedly at the age of 25 on April 7 at her home in Kent. Police are treating the death as "unexplained and sudden."

Further toxicology results will take two to three weeks, and may shed some light on what contributed to her passing.


An alleged eating disorder is rumored to be a factor in her untimely death. The model-thin Geldof often went a month without eating solid food.

"I do juicing," Geldof told OK! Magazine in 2011. "You juice vegetables and then you drink it three times a day. It's gross. I do it usually for about a month. I have no willpower but with the juicing I'm like, 'I have to do it because I have to lose this extra ten pounds.'"

The socialite began writing for Elle Magazine when she was 15 years old, and went on to write for The Telegraph and the Guardian. She also had a successful modeling career - walking in London Fashion Week and becoming the face of "Miss Ultimo."

Geldof's father, Irish singer-songwriter Bob Geldof, and sisters released a statement regarding their tragic loss:

"Peaches has died. We are beyond pain," they wrote. "She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us. Writing 'was' destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable?"

Geldof's mother, television personality Paula Yates, passed away in 2000 from a heroin overdose when Geldof was 11.

The model and journalist leaves behind her rocker husband Thomas Cohen, lead singer of punk band S.C.U.M., and two sons, Astala, nearly two-years old, and Phaedra, who is nearly one. Both boys celebrate birthdays this month.

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