How is it possible that we still don’t have any conclusive evidence for why Peaches Geldof died suddenly earlier this week? We already heard that it wasn’t drug-related, a suspected suicide, or had any indication of foul play, and now there’s a previously-unpublished interview coming out where Peaches denied having an eating disorder that could have contributed to her death? When are we gonna get some answers?
Not that knowing how it happened would make the event itself any less tragic, but it would at least provide some kind of closure; something to reassure us that twenty-five year olds don’t just drop dead at random.
After no illegal drugs and nothing resembling a suicide note was found near her body, there was speculation that Peaches’ death might have been caused by an overly-aggressive juice cleanse. She’d described putting herself on month-long diets during which she consumed only three juices a day during an interview in 2011, a process that a dietician at the time warned against, saying:
“Surviving on fruit is a very dangerous diet. Peaches is at high risk of electrolyte abnormalities which could lead to acute cardiac arrest. It is what kills anorexics.”
In the absence of other information, it was a plausible theory, but Peaches’ autopsy created more questions than answers, as it came back inconclusive. And now a previously-unpublished interview has come out, also from 2011, in which Peaches fervently denies having an eating disorder. She insists any weight loss is due to eliminating overly fatty foods like fries and pizza, which was a dietary change prescribed by a doctor:
“I had cholesterol and the doctors said stop eating shit. So I did. If you stop eating pizza and chips you then don’t look like you used to. Do I really look that thin? Let’s be honest. How did I do it? I just stopped eating McDonald’s and fucking shit every day. I used to eat shit every single day. I used to wake up with my boyfriend and eat crap. I had the heart of a 90-year-old gangster….People are like, ‘Peaches is scary and anorexic.’ Not really. It’s ridiculous.”
To be fair, someone who was privately struggling with an eating disorder would probably answer the same way, but the fact that Peaches never acknowledged anything of the sort leaves us right back where we started.
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