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Peaches Geldof Overdosed On Heroin With Her Kid Right Next To Her

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An autopsy has apparently revealed that Peaches Geldof overdosed on heroin. With her 11-month old son by her side. That is sad, sad news.

Peaches died on April 7 at the age of 25 and The Telegraph is reporting that the cause of death was a heroin overdose.

The sad story parallels the life of her mother Paula Yates, who died of an overdose in 2000. And in disturbingly similar circumstances, Yates died while watching Peaches sister Tiger Lily–then 4 years old.

According to The Telegraph, Peaches “was looking after her youngest son Phaedra on her own when she was found dead at the detached home home in Wrotham, Kent, on April 7.”

Of course it’s a given that drug users do sometimes succumb to abuse, but it’s especially disappointing to find out that someone was using hard drugs while providing care to a small child.

It’s also interesting that this fact becomes such a tiny footnote in a story like this.

The Daily Mail titled this Peaches’ post earlier this month “Doting Mother Until The End.” That is understandable considering that prior to the toxicology report, it was suspected that Peaches died from repercussions of extreme juice cleansing.

And in a recent interview with Mother & Baby magazine, Peaches had stated:

‘Becoming a mother was like becoming me, finally. After years of struggling to know myself, feeling lost at sea, rudderless and troubled, having babies through which to correct the multiple mistakes of my own traumatic childhood was beyond healing.

Unfortunately, it seems that motherhood wasn’t able to completely change some of her bad habits.

Peaches looked up to her mother and many reports have said that she was obsessed with her mother’s death. On the day of Peaches’ own demise, the last thing she Instagrammed was this photo of herself with her mother:

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I can’t speak to the demons she was battling or the perils of addiction. But putting a child in danger while you shoot up heroin is upsetting. Especially considering the outcome of this day in her life. And it will be interesting to see if that comes up in the retelling of this story and the story of her life, or if ends up as a small aside the way that it did with the life and death of her mother.