Saturday 22 November 2014

Bob Geldof regrets not having opportunity to tell Peaches he loved her

Published 24/04/2014 | 07:18

Bob Geldof and his daughter Peaches
Bob Geldof and his daughter Peaches

BOB Geldof’s grief is reportedly “distressing” to witness.

The 62-year-old lost his daughter Peaches on April 7, and the family held a private funeral service for her on Easter Monday.

But apparently Bob remains stricken with pain, as he regrets not having the opportunity to profess his love for Peaches before she passed.

“He wishes he had got to tell her how much he loved her. It has been very distressing to watch his pain,” a source told UK newspaper The Sun.

Peaches, who was found dead at the age of 25 in her Kent, England home, leaves behind her S.C.U.M rocker husband Tom Cohen and their two young sons Astala, two, and Phaedra, 11 months.

It is claimed Bob is committed to being around his grandchildren more than ever now that their mother is gone.

Former model Deborah Leng (C) arrives at the funeral service for Peaches Geldof at the St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence church in Davington, southeast England
Former model Deborah Leng (C) arrives at the funeral service for Peaches Geldof at the St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence church in Davington, southeast England
The decorated coffin carrying Peaches Geldof arrives at her funeral at St Mary Magdalene & St Lawrence Church in Faversham, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
The coffin carrying Peaches Geldof arrives at her funeral at St Mary Magdalene & St Lawrence Church in Faversham, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
Sarah, Duchess of York attends the funeral of Peaches Geldof at St Mary Magdalene & St Lawrence Church in Faversham, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
Jo Wood attends the funeral of Peaches Geldof at St Mary Magdalene & St Lawrence Church in Faversham, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
Mariella Frostrup attends the funeral of Peaches Geldof at St Mary Magdalene & St Lawrence Church in Faversham, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
Fashion designer Amy Molyneaux attends the funeral of Peaches Geldof at St Mary Magdalene & St Lawrence Church in Faversham, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
Bob Geldof's Boomtown Rats bandmate Pete Briquette attends the funeral of Peaches Geldof
Alan McGee, former boss of the Creation record label, attends the funeral of Peaches Geldof in Faversham, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
Former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman arrives at the funeral service for Peaches Geldof at the St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence church in Davington, southeast England
Mourners arrive at St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence Church in Davington, near Faversham, Kent, for the funeral service of Peaches Geldof.
Actress Jaime Winstone arrives at the funeral service for Peaches Geldof. Reuters/Neil Hall
A florist delivers flowers to the home Bob Geldof ahead of the funeral of his daughter of Peaches Geldof at St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence Church in Davington, near Faversham, Kent.
Flowers left by mourners at the funeral of Peaches Geldof, who died aged 25 on April 7. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
Floral tributes for Peaches Geldof are seen near the church of St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence, before her funeral service in Davington, southeast England. Reuters/Neil Hall
A tribute left by mourners at the funeral of Peaches Geldof at St Mary Magdalene & St Lawrence Church in Faversham, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
Members of the press await the funeral of Peaches Geldof at St Mary Magdalene & St Lawrence Church on April 21, 2014 in Faversham, England. (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)
St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence Church in Davington, near Faversham, Kent, where the funeral service of Peaches Geldof is being held
Peaches Geldof died on April 7

“Bob is determined they will grow up with a strong family unit around them,” the insider said.

“He will do anything for them and he is rallying all his relatives to never forget them.”

Mourners gathered to celebrate the life of the TV star-and-journalist at the same church where she married rocker Tom in 2012, St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence Church in Davington, Kent.

The service was held in private, although a host of stars were seen arriving, among them Kate Moss, Sarah Ferguson, Jo Wood, Jools Holland and Jaime Winstone.

The star's death is still unexplained, with a post-mortem proving inconclusive and toxicology tests due back in a few weeks.

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