Peaches Geldof's Son Found Near Her Body

Husband asked friend to check on her after she didn't answer phone

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 11, 2014 9:04 AM CDT

(Newser) – Heartbreaking details about Peaches Geldof's final moments are trickling out: The Sun reports that her 11-month-old son, Phaedra, was near her, playing, when her body was found. "The hope is that Phaedra is so young he wasn’t aware of what was going on," says a source, according to Radar. Geldof's husband, Thomas Cohen, was out of town with their other son, Astala, at the time. He asked a friend to check on his wife when she didn't answer her phone.

Meanwhile, you may have heard the Daily Mail-fueled rumors that "juice fasting" could have been a factor in Geldof's death, as well as concern over how thin Geldof was in recent days. But in a 2011 interview that was previously unpublished, Geldof slammed rumors that she was anorexic, E! reports. "Do I really look that thin? Let's be honest. How did I do it? I just stopped eating McDonald's and f---ing s--- every day," she said, adding that she was much less healthy before: "I had the heart of a 90-year-old gangster. ... People are like, 'Peaches is scary and anorexic.' Not really. It's ridiculous." (But, of course, that didn't stop a doctor not involved in the case from speculating that Geldof may have been bulimic.)

In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 file photo Peaches Geldof arrives to attend the ETAM's ready to wear fall/winter 2014-2015 fashion collection presented in Paris.   (AP Photo/C. d'Ettorre, File)
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