Published: 11:00, 08 April 2014 |
Updated: 16:30, 08 April 2014
A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out on the body of Peaches Geldof tomorrow in an effort to find out how she died at her Kent home.
Police remain at the 25-year-old's house in Fairseat Lane, Wrotham, today and are treating her death as "sudden" and "unexplained" - but not suspicious.
A Home Office pathologist is expected to carry out tests at Darent Valley Hospital, in Dartford, before sending a report of his findings to the coroner.
North West Kent coroner Roger Hatch will then decide if an inquest should be opened and adjourned later this week.
It means Peaches' grieving family might have to wait several days before discovering exactly how she died.
The socialite was found dead at her home yesterday afternoon and reports claim no drugs or suicide note were found by police.
Four police vehicles remained at her house this afternoon, with forensic officers taking photographs - including of garden and shed.
Peaches' father Sir Bob Geldof - who lives in Davington, near Faversham - said he is "beyond pain" and her older sister Fifi paid tribute to her today with a touching photo of them as children.
Her death came just hours after Peaches paid tribute to her mother Paula Yates, whose fatal heroin overdose 14 years ago aged 41 had dominated her life.
"That loss is incomprehensible and their pain is shared by so many of us who knew Peaches throughout her life."
Peaches' older sister Fifi Trixibelle Geldof, 31, has also paid her own tribute to her "beautiful baby sister".
She posted a photograph on Instagram of the two of them as children, and an emotional message: "My beautiful baby sister... Gone but never forgotten. I love you, Peaches x"
Among those mourning her death are workers at Borough Green Taxis, which Peaches used several times a week - often to go to a play centre in Tonbridge with her children.
"She was just like one of us. You wouldn't think she was a celebrity or high-profile.
"I was shocked and saddened when I heard the news. I didn't expect it to happen to her. I feel very upset for her children too."
Prayers will be held at St George's Church in Wrotham on Sunday after Peaches' death.
"And already many are saying prayers for her and we shall do on Sunday.
"Our prayers and condolences go with the family and will do so for the coming weeks."
Referring to the affect her death has had on the village, she added: "I think it does have an impact on the village. We are quite a good community and so it will affect us in a big way.
"During this last year, we have had several young people who have died and I know it affects everyone.
"It brings home your mortality and you know that every day must be lived as it it's your last - and make the most of it."
"She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us..." - Sir Bob Geldof
If an inquest is opened, it will be held at North Kent Coroners' Office in Gravesend, a spokesman confirmed.
A Kent County Council spokesman said: "The deceased has been transferred to Darent Valley Hospital Dartford and arrangements are in hand for the post-mortem to be carried out tomorrow at the hospital.
"Officers are working to establish the circumstances and will be compiling a report of their findings for the coroner..." - Kent Police spokesman
"The pathologist is confirmed as Dr Peter Graham Jerreat, Consultant Home Office Forensic Pathologist.
"After the results of the post-mortem have been received, the coroner will officially open an investigation and decide whether an inquest is necessary."
Emergency services were called to Peaches' house in Wrotham at 1.35pm yesterday "following a report of concern for the welfare of a woman".
"Officers are working to establish the circumstances and will be compiling a report of their findings for the coroner.
"It is expected that a post-mortem examination will be carried out in the next few days."
Neighbours reacted in sadness and shock at the death of a high-profile celebrity on their doorstep.
TV and radio presenter Dermot O'Leary said: "Met Peaches several times. Really sweet girl. So so sad for the Geldof family. Thoughts and prayers..."
The Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon said: "No words can express any comfort at the loss of a child and mother as beautiful as Peaches Geldof. God bless."
X-Factor creator Simon Cowell tweeted: "So sad to hear about Peaches. Rest in peace."
She grew up in Chelsea, London, and Faversham.
In an interview with Elle magazine last year, Peaches told how difficult it was to come to terms with her mother's death.
"I remember the day my mother died, and it's still hard to talk about it," she said. "I just blocked it out.
"I went to school the next day because my father's mentality was 'keep calm and carry on'.
"So we all went to school and tried to act as if nothing had happened. But it had happened. I didn't grieve. I didn't cry at her funeral.
"I couldn't express anything because I was just numb to it all. I didn't start grieving for my mother properly until I was maybe 16."
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