Writer and TV presenter Peaches Geldof 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, BBC informs. “We are beyond pain,” said her father, confirming her death. “She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us. “Police, who were called to an address in Kent around lunchtime on Monday, say the death is currently being treated as “unexplained and sudden”.
Geldof was 11 when her own mother died in 2000 of a drug overdose. TV presenter Yates died of a drug overdose in September 2000. In September 2012 Geldof said she had not been able to come to terms with her mother’s death for several years.  Her final tweet, posted on Sunday, linked to an Instagram picture of her, as a baby, in her mother’s arms. The caption simply read: “Me and my mum.” The writer and TV presenter was married to musician Thomas Cohen, with whom she had two sons, Astala, one, and Phaedra, who will turn one on 24 April. 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 left home at 16 and went on to contribute to the Telegraph and the Guardian, as well as TV shows including ITV2’s OMG! with Peaches Geldof. She also worked as a model and, just last week, attended a launch for Tesco’s F&F clothing range in London. Yates’s death came after she split with Bob Geldof and formed a relationship with INXS frontman Michael Hutchence, who then died in 1997.

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