Peaches Geldof, the daughter of musician Bob Geldof
and the late Paula Yates, has died at the age of 25.
PEACHES Geldof, the daughter of musician Bob Geldof and late TV presenter Paula Yates, has died aged 25.
The British TV presenter, writer and socialite was found dead by emergency responders at her home in Kent.
Kent Police have ruled out foul play, but are treating the tragic death as “unexplained and sudden”.
A law enforcement source at Kent Police said that paramedics found the married mother-of-two’s body after a woman called and said she couldn’t reach her.
Geldof was discovered just hours after she posted a photo of herself as a baby with her late mother to Instagram.
On the same day, pictures and video of her two children were also posted on Instagram.
A heartbroken Bob Geldof said: “We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us.
Sudden death … Peaches Geldof, seen with husband Thomas Cohen at a 2013 London fashion show.
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“What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable?” the Irish singer wrote.
“We loved her and will cherish her forever. How sad that sentence is.
“(Husband) Tom (Cohen) and her sons Astala and Phaedra will always belong in our family, fractured so often, but never broken. Bob, Jeanne, Fifi, Pixie and Tiger Geldof.”
Close family … Peaches Geldof (right) pictured with her father Bob Geldof and sister Pixie Geldof at the
NME Awards 2006 in London. Picture: AP Source: AP
Geldof is survived by husband Thomas Cohen, the lead singer of S.C.U.M., and their two sons Astala Dylan Willow, 20 months, and Phaedra Bloom Forever, just 10 months.
She is also survived by sisters Fifi Trixibelle and Pixie, and half-sister Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof.
Cohen, who Geldof married in 2012, said: “My beloved wife Peaches was adored by myself and her two sons Astala and Phaedra and I shall bring them up with their mother in their hearts everyday. We shall love her forever.”
Heartbreaking … Peaches Geldof’s last tweet was this picture of her as a baby in the arms of her late
mother, Paul Yates. Picture: Instagram Source: Supplied
The beautiful socialite was the second daughter of the late Paula Yates, who tragically died of a drug overdose in September 2000 when Geldof was just 11.
Yates had been devastated over the death of her partner, INXS frontman Michael Hutchence.
Speaking to Elle Magazine in 2012, Geldof said it took years to come to terms with her mother’s death.
“I remember the day my mother died, and it’s still hard to talk about it. I just blocked it out. I went to school the next day because my father’s mentality was ‘keep calm and carry on’,” she said.
Tragic death … A February 25 photo of late TV host and model Peaches Geldof at a Paris fashion show.
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“So we all went to school and tried to act as if nothing had happened. But it had happened. I didn’t grieve. I didn’t cry at her funeral. I couldn’t express anything because I was just numb to it all. I didn’t start grieving for my mother properly until I was maybe 16.”
In her last tweet on Sunday, Geldof posted a picture of her as a baby in the arms of Yates, with the caption “Me and my mum”.
She also posted videos on Instagram of herself playing peek-a-boo with her sons just one day before her death.
The videos are thought to be the last time her voice was heard in public.
In one called ‘peel-a-wid’ she plays with her son in the bath.
As he sits laughing, she hides the camera from her son before moving it back up towards his face.
He can be seen giggling along as he plays with his mum.
In another, one of her sons appears to be sat on a bed as she plays the game again
Geldof moved to Brooklyn, New York in 2008 after marrying American musician Max Drummey from the band Chester French. They separated a year later and divorced in 2011.
She married Cohen a year later.
In 2010, Peaches was reportedly involved in a “heroin-fuelled one-night stand” at Hollywood’s Scientology Centre.
According to Gawker , a Reddit user identifying himself as Thatcoolguyben wrote in a piece with accompanying semi-nude pictures of Peaches: “At this point in my life I was very into all drugs, as was she. She told me she had a bit of heroin she brought with her from the UK and asked me if I was game.”
He claimed that after sleeping together the pair then woke up in a Scientology centre, where fresh convert Peaches had taken them to undergo a detoxification programme called Purif.
While Peaches’ lawyers denied she attended the Scientologists’ ‘detox’ clinic with the man who claims to have been her lover, she confessed to being a member of the Church of Scientology.
In October 2009, she said: “I’ve been one for a while now. I was confused about what path to go through and I feel like I needed a spiritual path.”
Geldof said she had experimented with drugs as a teenager, but was “never that wild”.
Tributes for Geldof poured in on social media.
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