Peaches Geldof Found Dead: Writer and TV presenter Dies Aged 25

Peaches Geldof, second daughter of musician Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, has died aged 25, leaving a husband and two sons.

British model, TV presenter, and socialite Peaches Geldof is dead at age 25. Photo: Bohuslav Jonathan Tóth/ Flickr

Peaches Geldof, the daughter of the rock-and-roll star Bob Geldof, was found died at her Kent home. The mother-of-two was only 25.  The police officers searing Peaches Geldof’s house after her tragic death found no evidence of hard drugs, no suicide note, and no visible signs of injury, it has been claimed.

Kent Police said officers had been called to the home she shared with her husband, singer Thomas Cohen, and their two young children, following “a report of concern for the welfare of a woman”.

“At this stage, the death is being treated as an unexplained and sudden death,” Kent Police said in a statement. “Officers are working to establish the circumstances around the death.”

Born in 1989, Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof embarked on a media career at the age of 15, when she began writing a column for Elle magazine. She went on to write for British newspapers the Telegraph and the Guardian and later presented for ITV2’s “OMG! with Peaches Geldof.”  She was active in the fashion world, and was a frequent attendee at fashion shows, just last week, attended a launch for Tesco’s F&F clothing range in London.

The heartbroken Bob Geldof released a statement confirming the death saying: “Peaches has died. We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the 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?”

“Tom and her sons, Astala and Phaedra, will always belong in our family,” Bob Geldof continued, before signing off on behalf of himself and his partner, Jeanne Marine, Peaches’ older sister Fifi Trixibelle, her younger sister Pixie and her younger half-sister, Tiger Geldof, whose father, the INXS frontman Michael Hutchence, killed himself in a Sydney hotel room in 1997.

Peaches was married to Thomas Cohen, a 23-year-old musician, who she wed at the same church in Davington, Kent, where her parents married 26 years earlier. They had two young sons, Astala, one, and Phaedra, who will turn one this month.

“My beloved wife Peaches was adored by myself and her two sons Astala and Phaedra and I shall bring them up with their mother in their hearts everyday. We shall love her forever,” Mr. Cohen, the singer of the rock band SCUM, said in a statement.

The death of Peaches is the latest tragedy in Geldof family, which was devastated in September 2000 when Paula, the mother of Fifi, Pixie, Tiger and Peaches was found dead at her London home following a heroin overdose aged 41.

“I remember the day my mother died, and it’s still hard to talk about it. I just blocked it out,” she told Elle in 2012. “I didn’t grieve. I didn’t cry at her funeral. 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.”

Before the news broke about Peaches’ death, she posted a picture of herself as a toddler being held by her mother with a simple caption: “Me and my mum”.

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