Heroin played a role in Peaches Geldof's death

Heroin is likely to have played a role in the death of Peaches Geldof, it was revealed Thursday.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate told an inquest into the death of the 25-year-old model and television presenter that a post-mortem examination was inconclusive, prompting further tests. But he said Thursday that "recent use of heroin and the levels identified were likely to have played a role in her death."

Geldof was the daughter of Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof. Her mother, Paula Yates, died of a heroin overdose in 2000, when Peaches was 11 years old.

She died at her home south of London on April 7.

BBC News reports that it's believed that Geldof's husband, musician Tom Cohen, is the one who discovered her body at their home after becoming concerned that he could not get a hold of her. Cohen had been away with the elder of their two sons, Astala, while she was home with 11-month-old Phaedra.

The hearing lasted about 10 minutes and was adjourned until later in the year. Inquests are held in Britain to determine the facts in sudden, violent or unexplained deaths.

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