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
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)

(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 But in a 2011 interview that was previously unpublished, Geldof slammed rumors that she was anorexic, E! reports.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.)

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viva_yo
Apr 13, 2014 8:56 AM CDT
Wow, both boys have female names. Sort of like a "boy named Sue".
ImIsobel
Apr 12, 2014 5:49 PM CDT
Who cares about this woman's death? I certainly don't and I'm certainly not surprised. Her mother was a psycho, manipulative, junkie who OD'd years ago. I live in Australia now and Paula Yates, Peaches' mother, isn't particularly thought of fondly for her relationship with Michael Hutchence and as far as people here are concerned, she led him astray and down the road to perdition. Shitheads that keep spawning.... SMH
Carol Williams
Apr 12, 2014 6:01 AM CDT
She named her SON Phaedra? Sign him up for a shrink now. Why aren't parents who give their kids stupid names charged with emotional abuse?