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  • 11 April 2014, 8:35

Peaches Geldof's Body Released To Family

Peaches Geldof's body has been released to her family allowing them to make arrangements for her funeral.

A coroner's spokesman made the disclosure as it emerged that toxicology test results could be released in two or three weeks.

The 25-year-old was found dead at her home in Wrotham, Kent, on Monday and police are treating it as a "non-suspicious, unexplained sudden death".

A post-mortem examination carried out at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford proved inconclusive, prompting further investigations to try to establish her cause of death.

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."

It is not known where the memorial will be held but a possible choice could be the church where Ms Geldof married her husband, Tom Cohen. 

Her parents Bob Geldof and Paula Yates were also married at the St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence Church in Kent, and Yates funeral was also held there.

Any inquest is not due to be held until after the toxicology test results are known.

Ms Geldof's body was found on Monday afternoon after officers were called "following a report of concern for the welfare of a woman".

In a touching tribute, her musician father, his partner Jeanne Marine, and Ms Geldof's sisters Fifi Trixibelle, Pixie and Tiger, said the family was "beyond pain", saying: "She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us."

Fifi Geldof also posted a picture on Instagram of the two of them together when they were children, writing: "My beautiful baby sister ... Gone but never forgotten. I love you Peaches x."

Cohen, with whom she had two young sons, said his wife was adored by him and their two sons Astala, 23 months, and 11-month-old Phaedra, whom he would bring up "with their mother in their hearts every day".

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