Another Celebrity Tragedy -- Drug Education is Critical

by Mike Miller July 13, 2014

Death due to drug use is always tragic. World-famous rocker and Bain-Aid founder Bob Geldof knows the pain one suffers when a life is cut all-too-short due to a drug overdose. Geldof’s beautiful 25-year-old daughter, Peaches died after overdosing on heroin last month.

Peaches died in her family home last month while alone with one of her two young sons. Her husband, musician Thomas Cohen, found her body in a spare bedroom in their home. A post-mortem examination failed to establish the cause of her death but forensic tests found heroin in the 25-year-old's system. As reported in

Her death is especially tragic as it brought back memories of that of her mother, television presenter Paula Yates, who died of a heroin overdose aged 41 in 2000 while alone with her youngest daughter, Tiger Lily, then aged four.

Peaches Geldof, a media and fashion personality and the mother of two young boys, was the second of Irish musician and campaigner Bob Geldof and Yates's three daughters.

Cohen had been staying the weekend at his parents' house in southeast London with the couple's sons and his father dropped their youngest boy, one-year-old Phaedra, back with Peaches late on Sunday afternoon.

Cohen became concerned when he could not contact his wife the next morning and went to their house with his mother and their other son, two-year-old Astala. He found Geldof slumped across a bed and police said it was obvious to him that she was dead. He quickly located Phaedra and called the emergency services.

The Geldof family has suffered tremendously over the years. Bob is a great man and a humanitarian. I would like to see him use his celebrity to try and keep this tragedy from happening to others.

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