Sir Bob Geldof's statement over the "unexplained and sudden" death of 25-year-old daughter Peaches on Monday is sure to have snapped the hearts of parents throughout the land in two.
Following the death of Paula Yates 14 years ago, the late star once told how her dad's attitude was to "keep calm and carry on". But the former Boomtown Rat singer has revealed how this latest blow has left his family – "fractured so often" – "beyond pain".
Bob, as well as partner Jeanne Marine, are now comforting Peaches' three sisters, Fifi Trixibelle (31), Pixie (23) and Tiger Lily (17), who was adopted by Geldof after the death of her parents, Yates and Michael Hutchence.
For Fifi, who works in PR, it's an unwelcome return to the headlines.
Apart from an early arrest for being "drunk and incapable" in 2002, the eldest of the Geldof girls has kept a low profile. Yesterday she broke her silence to pay tribute to her "beautiful baby sister" on Instagram.
Like Peaches, meanwhile, model Pixie couldn't resist following in her mum's footsteps, with the pair being nicknamed 'Boomtown Brats' by the British press.
However, although she was hailed the next Kate Moss, these days the 23-year-old is far more focused on her fashion career than fame.
Meanwhile, Peaches' youngest sister Tiger is hoping to study acting in New York when she finishes school, her uncle Rhett Hutchence revealed earlier this year.