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Peaches Geldof died of heroin overdose after trying to come off drug: coroner

Peaches Geldof, daughter of Bob Geldof, arrives for the European premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" in London in this November 14, 2012 file photo

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A British coroner has concluded that model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose.

Coroner Roger Hatch said Wednesday that Geldof had taken a fatal dose after a period of trying to come off the drug.

The 25-year-old daughter of Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof was found dead at her home south of London on April 7.

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An inquest heard that Geldof was a heroin addict and had been taking the drug substitute methadone in the 2 1/2 years before her death.

Her husband, Thomas Cohen, said Geldof had started using heroin again in February, and had hidden drugs in the loft of their home.

Inquests are held in Britain to determine the facts in sudden, violent or unexplained deaths.

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