BREAKING: Peaches Geldof Dies Aged 25

Photo: The Independent
Photo: The Independent

Peaches Geldof, daughter of Sir Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, has died age 25.

Police were called to an address in Kent following reports of the concern of welfare for a woman on Monday afternoon, and the news has just been announced. A statement from Kent police said “at this stage the death is being treated as unexplained and sudden.”

Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof is survived by her husband, musician Thomas Cohen, and their two sons, Astala, one, and Phaedra who will turn one on 24 April. She leaves behind her dad, Bob Geldof, sisters Fifi Trixibelle and Pixie as well as her younger half-sister Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof.

Peaches lost her mother, Paula Yates to a drug overdose in September 2000. Peaches admitted to experimenting with drugs as a teenager but was never “that wild.” She was also previously married to musician Max Drummey, but the pair separated in 2009 after six months of marriage.

Confirming the death, her father Bob said “We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and most bonkers of all of us.”

“What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable?”

Her husband Thomas Cohen has also released a short statement. “My beloved wife Peaches was adored by myself and our two sons,” he said. “I shall bring them up with their mother in their hearts every day. We shall love her forever.”

Peaches embarked on a media career aged just 15, when she began writing a column for Elle magazine. She went on to contribute to the Telegraph and the Guardian, as well as TV shows. She also worked as a model and attended the launch of Tesco’s F&F clothing range in London last week. Her last tweet, posted on Sunday, was a picture of her as a baby in her mother’s arms.