London: The body of model-TV presenter Peaches Geldof has been released to her family so that funeral arrangements can be made. It comes a day after a post-mortem into the 25-year-old's death proved inconclusive, reported BBC online. That prompted further toxicology tests, the results of which are due in two to three weeks.
Peaches Geldof. Pic/Santa Banta
Peaches, the daughter of singer Bob Geldof and TV presenter Paula Yates died on Monday. Police are treating the death as "non-suspicious" and "sudden". A spokesman for North West Kent coroner Roger Hatch said, "We can confirm that the body has been released to the family for funeral arrangements to be made."
Any inquest is not expected to be opened and adjourned by the coroner until after the results of the toxicology tests are known. Peaches' body was found after officers were called to the home she shared with her husband and two young sons "following a report of concern for the welfare of a woman".
Peaches, a TV presenter and magazine columnist, lost her own mother to a heroin overdose at the age of 11. She married US musician Max Drummey in Las Vegas in 2008, but the couple split amicably a year later before divorcing in 2011.
She married Thomas Cohen, lead singer of London band Scum, in September 2012 at the church in Davington, Kent, where her parents married 26 years earlier. It was also where her mother's funeral was held. The couple had two sons - Astala, aged 23 months, and Phaedra, aged 11 months.