Peaches Geldof, daughter of the musician Bob Geldof, is dead at 25 years old.
Peaches Geldof, daughter of the musician behind the Live Aid concerts of the 1980s, is dead at 25.
Police in Kent, near Wrotham, England were called to her house following a report of concern for the welfare of a woman. Geldof was pronounced dead at the scene. Kent police say they are treating the death as « unexplained and sudden, » and officers are working to establish the circumstances.
The English socialite is daughter to Bob Geldof, who orchestrated the Live Aid concerts to raise funding for the Ethiopian famine. She worked as a model, journalist and TV presenter, who appeared in documentaries such as Peaches Geldof: Teen America and Peaches Geldof: Teenage Mind.
Peaches has died. We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us
Peaches has died. We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us, » Geldof’s father, Bob, said in a statement. « Writing ‘was’ destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? »
Geldof’s mother, Paula Yates, died in 2000 of a heroin overdose. Peaches admitted in aNovember 2012 interview with Elle magazine that she had dabbled with drugs and alcohol.
« I did experiment with drugs, I did get drunk and go to parties, but I was never that wild, » she said, noting it was her mother’s memory that kept her grounded. « I could have been, I could have let myself spiral but all the time I remembered what happened to my mum. »
One of Peaches’ last Instagram posts was a photo of Peaches as a baby with her mom, which was posted on Sunday.