Courtney Love is speaking out about the death of her friend Peaches Geldof.
The Hole rocker — who has battled drug addiction several times — claims she tried to guide the British socialite down a healthier path, but wasn’t successful in her attempt.
Courtney was devastated over Peaches’ death, which has been linked to heroin use, and recalls a time she went to visit the mother-of-two at the Chateau Marmont in LA. The daughter of Sir Bob Geldof had allegedly brought along a friend who was carrying a number of prescription medications.
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“My drug was heroin, I stopped taking it in the 90s, but I have taken the pills, the Roxycontin, Oxycontin,” Courtney says.
"Peaches was in a room with a friend who had a bag full of these drugs, like 500 pills and I wanted it so badly, never have I ever wanted anything more — no man, no money — and I had to physically push Peaches and her friend out of the door.”
The 25-year-old TV presenter’s mother, Paula Yates, died of a heroin overdose in 2000.
"I was shaking and I kept thinking of the way her mother died and I thought I owe it to this girl to be an example,” Courtney says.
"I was trying to help her, but at that point in her life, it proved to be impossible. Now the parallels to her mommy are horrific. It terrifies me for my own child."
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The musician, who’s mom to 21-year-old daughter Frances Bean with late husband Kurt Cobain, admits she wasn’t “shocked” when she heard the news about Peaches.
"You just can't believe it happened, it's so f--king tragic. This girl was vivacious, so full of life and it was weird and horrible that she has passed away,” she told Grazia magazine.
"I read heroin was involved and I was not shocked. I know how Peaches liked opiates."