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Peaches Geldof died of heroin overdose: reports

An inquest into the death of Peaches Geldof is expected to hear she was obsessed with the death of her mother from a heroin overdose, according to reports.

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Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose, echoing the death of her mother 14 years earlier, according to reports.

The Times of London is reporting that an inquest being held today will hear that Peaches died from an overdose after becoming increasingly obsessed with her mother's death.

A post-mortem examination proved inconclusive, although blood and tissue samples were sent off to a laboratory and tested for toxins.

Peaches Geldof ... found dead at home.

Peaches Geldof ... found dead at home. Photo: Reuters

It is said the results from these tests have now been received by the coroner, who will confirm the cause of her death later today.

Her mother, Paula Yates, died from a heroin overdose in 2000.

Peaches, 25, was found dead at her family home last month.

Peaches Geldof's wedding to Thomas Cohen in a picture from <i>Hello</i> magazine. Click for more photos

Peaches Geldof

Peaches Geldof's wedding to Thomas Cohen in a picture from Hello magazine.

The mother of two was caring for her 11-month-old son at the time.

Although at the time no drug paraphernalia was found and police described the death as "not suspicious", there has been speculation that someone may have searched the home and removed evidence before their arrival.

Just hours before Peaches died, she posted a picture of herself with a smiling Yates and the words ''me and my Mum''.

Peaches Geldoff posted an image of herself and her mother Paula Yates the day before she died.

Peaches Geldof posted an image of herself and her mother Paula Yates the day before she died. Photo: Peaches Geldof/Instagram

She was found after her husband was unable to reach her and sent a friend over to their house to check if she was OK.

Peaches' battle with drugs was public knowledge and friends were aware of her "dark side".

The Telegraph reported that, during the inquest into the death of her friend Freddy McConnel, 18, who died of a drugs overdose in 2011, it was revealed that he had written in his diary a few months earlier: "Peaches is coming over later and I am going to inject for the first time. Perhaps I will die. I hope I don’t."

In 2010, Peaches was dropped from a lucrative modelling contract after pictures emerged of the then 21-year-old naked and apparently high on heroin.

This followed an incident in 2008 when she was seen handing £190 (about $340) to a known drug pusher and another incident, in the same year, in which she supposedly left a drugs "shopping list" in a London pub.

Despite this, she had attempted to escape the London partying scene. She had moved with her family to the countryside in an attempt to recreate the "idyllic childhood" she had experienced in Kent.

In her final interview, Peaches spoke of turning her life around and mending the damage caused by her mother's death.

"Now that I am a mum I can correct those awful parts of my childhood and it’s a really healing process," she said.

"Before, I was not at peace with myself about it because I was just traumatised.

"That’s why I was living a chaotic lifestyle. But now I have the kids I can heal the situation. It’s so good in every single way, really."

But, like her mother, Peaches was still known to try to dull her demons through drugs.

"Whenever Peaches was in trouble, she self-medicated because that was what she had done all her life," a friend told The Mirror in April.

"She really tried not to but this was just part of who Peaches was.

"She was very complicated. She ­desperately wanted to be a certain type of girl with a perfect life and a perfect family.

"But things just aren't like that.

"Peaches had a dark side. Everyone knew that, including her family who have been through hell with her drug problems over the past decade.

"In the last few weeks she seemed overwhelmed. She always kept a lot of plates spinning with her work and ­finances.

"She was the main bread-winner and that put her under a lot of strain.

"She also felt incredibly lonely. She was once so excited at moving to the Kent countryside where she remembers her early childhood for being so happy.

"But recently she wanted to return to London. She wanted to be nearer to her sisters and her friends."

Peaches was buried on Easter Monday in the same church in which she married Thomas Cohen two years ago.

Her mother's funeral was held in the same church 14 years ago.