Did Peaches Geldof’s diet cause her untimely death?
The 25-year-old British socialite, who was found dead at her home just outside London Monday, had been open about her harsh dieting.
“I do juicing. You juice vegetables and then you drink it three times a day. It’s gross. I do it usually for about a month,” the late TV personality confessed in 2011, adding she could drop approximately 10 pounds by following the fad.
“I have no willpower but with the juicing I’m like, ‘I have to do it because I have to lose this extra 10 pounds,” she said.
“I will lose it then I’m back going mental for the chips. I’ll juice and then I eat chips.”
At the time, Cath Collins, a spokeswoman for the British Dietetic Association, spoke out to Peaches and informed her it could lead to death.
“Surviving on fruit is a very dangerous diet,” Collins said. “Peaches is at high risk of electrolyte abnormalities which could lead to acute cardiac arrest.
“Rapid dieting like this not only makes you lose muscle strength but wastes away your internal organs. It is what kills anorexics.”
The blonde did drop weight and showed off a much thinner frame in 2011, but took to Twitter to assure her fans she shed the pounds in a healthy way.
“And to those telling me I look skinny and to eat something I can assure you I just cut out eating crap, I still eat like a horse guys!” she wrote.
And to those telling me I look skinny and to eat something I can assure you I just cut out eating crap, I still eat like a horse guys!!— Peaches Geldof (@peachesg) <a href="https://twitter.com/peachesg/statuses/91623958398504961">July 14, 2011
Peaches, the daughter of musician Bob Geldof [pictured below] and the late Paula Yates, who died from a drug overdose in 2000, admitted she felt pressured to look a certain way in the media spotlight.
“Sometimes it’s hard. If you open any high-fashion magazine, the girls in it are stick-thin and then they’ve been airbrushed down to the point where it’s just ludicrousness,” she said.
The cause of the young girl’s death remains a mystery as British police search for answers. They confirm neither a suicide note nor drugs were found at the scene. A forensic pathologist will perform a post-mortem Wednesday.
Since her passing, many of her friends and family, including her husband, Thomas Cohen, and father, have remembered their beloved Peaches.
Fifi Geldof took to Instagram Tuesday to honor her baby sister:
“My beautiful baby sister… Gone but never forgotten. I love you, Peaches x.”
Peaches leaves behind two young sons, Astala, nearly 2, and Phaedra, nearly 1.