Peaches Geldof dies age 25: Police

Agence France-Presse
Peaches Geldof dies age 25: Police
Her father, Band Aid founder Bob Geldof, says that the family is 'beyond pain'

LONDON, United Kingdom – Peaches Geldof, the socialite daughter of Band Aid founder Bob Geldof, has died at her home in Britain aged 25, police said on Monday.

Police were called to her home outside Wrotham in Kent, southeast England, but she was pronounced dead at the scene by medics.

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

Peaches, a mother of two sons herself, was a young girl when her mother, television presenter Paula Yates, died of a heroin overdose in 2000.

In her last Twitter message to her 190,000 followers on Sunday, Peaches posted a photograph of her as a baby being held by her mother, with the words, “Me and my mum.”

Her father Bob, who put together a huge live rock show in 1985 to raise money for the Ethiopian famine, said: “Peaches has died. We are beyond pain.

“She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us.

“How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? We loved her and will cherish her forever.”

Peaches Geldof’s husband Tom Cohen, the singer in the now-disbanded group S.C.U.M, 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 every day. We shall love her forever.” –

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