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Peaches Geldof dead at 25

Peaches Geldof dead at 25

LAST UPDATED // Tuesday, 08 April 2014 08:31 Written by // Sabine Brix

Peaches Geldof, the daughter of Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, has been found dead in her home in south-east London aged 25.

Peaches' last tweet 24 hours before her death on Monday was simply a photo of her as a youngster with mother Paula Yates, the caption reading, "me and my mum."

At this stage, the death has been explained by Kent police as "unexplained and sudden."

Peaches was the second daughter of musician Bob Geldof and TV presenter/writer Paula Yates, who died tragically from a heroin overdose in 2000 when Peaches was only 11.

Coming to terms with her mother's death was a very difficult process for Geldof who didn't begin the grieving process until later in life, as she explained to Elle magazine in 2012.


[Image] Peaches Geldof and Paula Yates as tweeted by Geldof before her death. Photo: Getty Images.

"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."

No stranger to drugs herself, the young model/TV presenter had previously spoken of her experiences with substances in an interview with the Guardian in 2009.

"Yeah, I've taken drugs. Yes, I have had experiences and a few of those experiences were unsavory, not ones I want to repeat, but I was growing up. I wanted the experience" she told the paper.

Geldof had two children, Phaedra and Astala, and was married to singer Thomas Cohen. She also leaves behind two siblings, older sister Fifi Trixibelle, and younger sister Pixie. She had a half-sister Tiger lily Hutchence, whom Paul Yates had with the late singer Michael Hutchence.

[Cover image] Peaches Geldof. Photo Getty Images.


Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix

Sabine Brix is the digital editor for Gay News Network.

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