Peaches Geldof the daughter of Band Aid founder and Irish musician Bob Geldof was found dead at her home in London.
Local authority Kent Council and officials are still trying to determine what caused her death and her body had been taken to a hospital where a forensic pathologist will perform a post-mortem Wednesday in an attempt to determine the cause of death.
Peaches was pronounced dead Monday by paramedics who were called to her home in Wrotham, southeast of London. Kent Police said officers were investigating the “unexplained sudden death,” but did not consider it suspicious.
Who is Peaches Geldof?
More recently she had married for a second time, to musician Tom Cohen, had two young sons and worked as a broadcaster and fashion writer. She said in 2009 that her drug-taking years were behind her.
Dad Bob Geldof said the family was “beyond pain.”
What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? We loved her and will cherish her forever,” he wrote in a statement.
The death came as a shock to Britain’s entertainment and fashion circles. She was a frequent attendee at fashion shows in London and New York, and was photographed just last week at a London show for the Tesco brand F&F.
Messages of condolence poured in from celebrities including music impresario Simon Cowell and singer Lily Allen.
Geldof’s death was the lead story in many British newspapers Tuesday, with several using the last photo she posted on Twitter — of her as a toddler with her mother.
Commentators noted the tragic parallels to the life and death of Yates. In the Guardian, columnist Hadley Freeman said “the shock of Peaches death comes from the loss of a young woman — still only 25 — who many of us had followed since her birth, who seemed so close to finding the stability that had eluded her mother.”
Peaches Geldof was a English journalist, model, presenter, and mother of the two boys, she will be dearly missed.
Who is Peaches Geldof? Daughter of Band Aid Founder Dead at 25
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