Friday 26 December 2014

Mother-of-two Peaches Geldof found dead at her Kent home

Police are not treating the death of the 25-year-old as suspicious

Denise Calnan and Louise Kelly

Published 07/04/2014 | 18:17

Peaches Geldof
Peaches Geldof arriving for the 2014 NME Awards, at Brixton Academy, London
Peaches and Tom's sons Astala Dylan Willow, two, and Phaedra Bloom Forever, four-months old relax on the couch. (Photo: Instagram/ Peaches Geldof)
Peaches Geldof and Tom Cohen got married in Kent
Bob Geldof and Paula Yates with baby Peaches and older sister Fifi in 1989.
Peaches Geldof attends The BRIT Awards 2014 at 02 Arena on February 19, 2014 in London, England
Bob Geldof and daughters Peaches (left) and Pixie, arriving at The Odeon Leicester Square, London, Tuesday July 1, 2003.
Peaches Geldof and ex-husband Max Drummey attend a party to celebrate the launch of Peaches Geldof's PPQ collection, at Movida on November 27, 2008 in London, England.

THE model and socialite Peaches Geldof has died at the age of 25.

The mother-of-two was the daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates.

"Peaches has died," Bob Geldof said this evening in a statement.

"We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us. Writing 'was' destroys me afresh. 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. How sad that sentence is.

"Tom and her sons Astala and Phaedra will always belong in our family, fractured so often, but never broken. Bob, Jeanne, Fifi, Pixie and Tiger Geldof."

Her husband Tom wrote: "My beloved wife Peaches was adored by myself and her two sons, I shall bring them up with their mother in their hearts everyday. We shall love her forever."

Born in 1989, Peaches began her career writing for Elle magazine at the age of 15.

The following year, she began contributing to the Guardian and Telegraph newspapers.

She also presented television shows including OMG! with Peaches Geldof on ITV2, and worked as a model.

Peaches, who had regularly posted photos of herself and her young family online, tweeted for the last time twenty-four hours ago. The young mother posted a photo of her as a child with her late mother Paula Yates.

Police say they were called to an address in Kent following a report of concern for the welfare of a woman on Monday afternoon.

The woman was later pronounced dead by South East Coast Ambulance Service, and has since been identified as Ms Geldof.

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The young mother posted a photo of her as a child with her late mother Paula Yates.

"At this stage, the death is being treated as unexplained and sudden," said a statement from Kent Police.

The second daughter of Bob Geldof, Peaches is married to Scum rocker Tom Cohen.

The couple have two sons together; Astala (2) and Phaedra (eleven months).

Peaches Geldof gave birth to her second son, on what would have been her mum Paula Yates’ 54th birthday, on April 26, 2013.

Peaches Geldof gave birth to a baby boy called Phaedra on Wednesday
Peaches Geldof gave birth to a baby boy called Phaedra on Wednesday
Peaches Geldof, second daughter of musician Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, has died aged 25
Peaches and Tom's sons Astala Dylan Willow, two, and Phaedra Bloom Forever, four-months old relax on the couch. (Photo: Instagram/ Peaches Geldof)
Astala and Phaedra
Peaches Geldof (right) and Thomas Cohen (left) attending The Wolf of Wall Street UK premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square, London. Ian West/PA Wire
Thomas and Astala
Peaches with her father Bob Geldof
Peaches Geldof attends the ETAM show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 on February 25, 2014 in Paris, France
Fifi Geldof, Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof, Pixie Geldof and Peaches Geldof (Photo by J.Tregidgo/WireImage)
Peaches Geldof attends The BRIT Awards 2014 at 02 Arena on February 19, 2014 in London, England
Peaches Geldof arriving for the 2014 NME Awards, at Brixton Academy, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday February 26, 2014. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Peaches Geldof
Peaches regularly shares photos of her kids online. Her son Phaedra is pictured here. (Photo: Instagram/ Peaches Geldof)
Peaches Geldof and Tom Cohen got married in Kent
Paris Hilton and Peaches Geldof arrives for the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS 2009 benefit at the Hotel du Cap during the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2009
Peaches attended the funeral of Bob's dad in Dublin with the rest of the family 4 years ago.
Peaches Geldof and ex-husband Max Drummey attend a party to celebrate the launch of Peaches Geldof's PPQ collection, at Movida on November 27, 2008 in London, England.
Pregnant Peaches Geldof
Bob Geldof and Paula Yates at Funderland
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London Fashion Week...Peaches Geldof (left) outside the Natural History Museum in west London
Bob Geldof and daughters Peaches (left) and Pixie, arriving at The Odeon Leicester Square, London
Model and socialite Peaches Geldof
Actress Paula Yates, the former wife of Bob Geldof and lover of INXS front man Michael Hutchence, died of an accidental heroin overdose in the year 2000.
Pippa Middleton (second right) and Peaches Geldof (second left) at the Temperley London show at the British Museum as part of London Fashion Week
Bob Geldof and Paula Yates with baby Peaches and older sister Fifi in 1989.
Model and socialite Peaches Geldof
Socialite Peaches Geldof
A younger Peaches Geldof
Peaches Geldof (L) and Thomas Cohen pose for photographers at the Moet & Chandon Etoile Award for Mario Testino at the Park Lane Hotel in London, England
Peaches Geldof has died at the age of 25
Pixie (left) and Peaches Geldof arrive at the UK premiere of 'Derailed', at the Curzon Mayfair, central London
Peaches (right) and Pixie Geldof showing off their Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix books outside Waterstone's in London's Piccadilly following the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Bob Geldof arrives back at his home in Chelsea, with daughters Peaches (middle) and Pixie (right)
Peaches Geldof, who has died at the age of 25
Peaches Geldof attends TRESemme at Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2012 show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Studio at Lincoln Center on September 12, 2011 in New York City
Peaches Geldof, second daughter of musician Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, has died aged 25
Peaches Geldof and Thomas Cohen attend the Moschino cheap&chic show during London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013/14 at The Savoy Hotel on February 16, 2013
F Peaches Geldof attends the Jeremy Scott Spring 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Milk Studios on September 14, 2011 in New York City
Peaches Geldof attends the Philipp Plein fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2011 on February 26, 2011 in Milan, Italy

Peaches elected to give birth via caesarian section last year and is said to have planned it in memory of  her mum, who died from a heroin overdose in 2000 aged 41.

She reportedly wanted to give birth the year before on the same date to honour her mum, but Astala arrived some days later.

Peaches was previously married to musician Max Drummey but the pair separated after a six-month marriage in 2009.

The young socialite had struggled with drugs in the past, but police are adamant that a cause of death has not yet been confirmed.

Police have also said they are not treating the death of Ms Geldof as suspicious.

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