Bob Geldof's Daughter Peaches Dead at 25

Bob Geldof's Daughter Peaches Dead at 25

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Police call the death “unexplained and sudden”

Peaches Geldof, daughter of musician Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, has died, the BBC reports. She was 25.

According to the BBC, police arrived at an address near Wrotham, Kent, in response to a report on Monday afternoon.

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The Kent police department classified the death “unexplained and sudden.”

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

Her father, Bob Geldof, said that the family is “beyond pain” over her death.

“Peaches has died. We are beyond pain,” Geldof said in a statement. “She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us. Writing ‘was’ destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable?”

The singer added: “We loved her and will cherish her forever. How sad that sentence is. Tom 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.”

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Geldof, born in 1989, began her media career at 15, writing a column for Elle magazine. She went on to become a TV presenter, presenting ITV2's “OMG! With Peaches Geldof,” among other shows. She also worked as a model.

Geldof leaves behind her husband, musician Thomas Cohen, and their two sons, Astala and Phaedra.

Geldof's mother, television presenter and writer Paula Yates, died in 2000 of a drug overdose. Geldof had conceded to drug use in the past, but added that she was “never that wild.”

  • Honey Badger Don't Care

    Who names a kid Peaches?

    • aviandream

      Apparently, they did…and Gwyneth named her daughter Apple

      • Honey Badger Don't Care

        I think I'll name my kid Honeydew Melon.

  • Eric

    I think you guys accidentally used a screenshot from the movie White Chicks.

  • Bob Morrow

    At least you can spell Peaches, not like some names I seen.

    • Corvette6Man

      “Seen?” And you are seriously going to crticize spelling?

  • Heath Dewitt

    Do you feel that girls need more discipline. Many girls that were in the Army chose not to complete the program they were not disciplined for desertion. The man suppling the drugs must be found and given the recommended one year in jhail. Hire a private investigatore. You should know family is important.

  • Wan-Hu Kehrz

    Everybody, get a grip and focus. This is the wrong venue for passing judgment and making petty, random comments; go do that under the bridge where you live.