Paula Yates, 41, was a TV presenter, and the ex-wife of Bob Geldof and partner of Michael Hutchence. On September 17, 2000, she died at her home in London of an accidental heroin overdose. The inquest was held on 8 November 2000.

The coroner was Mr. Paul Knapman, who ruled that Yates overdosed in a "foolish and incautious" binge after having apparently overcome her drug problem.

Coroner's verdict: Non-dependent abuse of drugs.

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