Bob Geldof reveals he 'tries not to get sentimental' over daughter Peaches, two years after her tragic death
Published 27/01/2016 | 13:37
Bob Geldof has opened up about his feelings on daughter Peaches as the two-year anniversary of her tragic death looms.
"I watch against myself getting drippy or sentimental about either of them [Peaches and her mother Paula Yates] although I loved them to the core of my soul and still do," the Boomtown Rats singer explained when speaking to BBC's Russell Davies.
"At the time, with Peaches I mean, immediately afterwards, I was extremely angry with her and probably that was the energy you discerned, it wasn’t a positive thing at all."
The Dubliner said he finds himself "blubbing" for his late daughter and ex-wife Paula Yates.
"I’m not incontinent with my blubbing but when the need arises, I do. I think male crying is somehow different, it seems to come and last a bit and then it goes."
Peaches was found dead in her Kent home after taking what an inquest ruled to be a “life threatening” amount of heroin in April 2014.
Her young son was in another room of the house when she was discovered in the bedroom of the home she shared with her husband Thomas Cohen.
Yates passed away in 2000 of an accidental drug overdose.
Geldof spoke candidly about the impact her death has had on the family during an interview with RTE Radio 1 last year.
“Part of me kind of half-expected [it with] Peaches, to be honest with you, you know, the way she was carrying on, there’s nothing you can do about it,” he said.
"She's with me every second of every day. She's the girl that bounds into my consciousness at any moment, especially in any down moment when I am not doing something. She is very present.”