Courtney Love Tried to Save Peaches Geldof & the Story Is Heartbreaking

The story of Peaches Geldof's untimely death is a tragic one, and it's even more tragic when you think of all the ways in which it could have been prevented. Recently released toxicology reports revealed that Peaches Geldof succumbed to a heroin overdose. Geldof's mother, British TV personality Paula Yates, also died of a heroin overdose, so when family friend Courtney Love saw the young starlet using, she tried to prevent her from meeting that same fate.

In an interview with UK magazine Grazia, Love recalls:

Perhaps if Geldof had more role models for sobriety in her life, she would still be alive today, but the fact remains that the 25-year-old died much too soon, and now all we can do is try to learn from what her short life taught us. That Geldof died the same way as her mother serves as a somber reminder that addiction is a hereditary disease, and that there was only so much friends like Courtney Love could do until she Geldof decided to make a commitment to sobriety for herself.

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