Peaches Geldof dies aged 25

By Efrosini Costa

Peaches Geldof dies aged 25
The daughter of Band Aid founder Bob Geldof, has died at her home in Kent, southern England, British media have reported.

The news came only hours after the celebrity posted a picture of herself and her late mum Paula Yates to social media fans.

Accompanying the touching Instagram post were the words: “me and my mum”.

The next day, Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof, was found dead by ambulance officers who were sent to the home following a call to police reporting concern for the welfare of a woman at an address near Wrotham, Kent.

“At this stage, the death is being treated as unexplained and sudden,” a statement from Kent Police said.

Peaches was the second daughter of musician Bob Geldof and TV presenter Paula Yates. She had two siblings, older sister Fifi Trixibelle, younger sister Pixie and another younger half-sister, Tiger Lily – who lived with the family after the death of her musician father Michael Hutchence, of INXS fame and Yates.

She lost her own mother to tragic circumstances, Yates died in 2000 of a drug overdose when Peaches was just 11 years old. Bob Geldof issued a statement to the media describing how his family was “beyond pain”.

“She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us,” he said. “What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable?”

Peaches Geldof worked as a DJ, model and TV personality. Gelfod was married twice, once to American muisican Max Drummery and the second time to british musician Thomas Cohen with whom she had two young sons, Astala Dylan Willow, born in 2012, and Phaedra Bloom Forever, born in 2013.

The 25-year-old had publicly acknowledged that she had not come to terms with her mother’s sudden death. In a magazine interview in 2012 she said: “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 to keep calm and carry on.”

“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.”



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