Peaches Geldof Dies at 25

Celebrity News Apr. 9, 2014 AT 2:15PM
Peaches Geldof Peaches Geldof, the socialite daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates has passed away at 25 years old. Credit: Pierre Suu/Getty Images

Peaches Geldof, the jet-setting socialite daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, has died. She was 25.

Police were called to an address near Wrotham, Kent, following a report of concern for the welfare of a woman on Monday afternoon.

"At this stage, the death is being treated as unexplained and sudden," the Kent Police said in a statement. "They are now working to establish the circumstances surrounding the death."

Bob Geldof told the AP in a statement: "Peaches has died. 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," Bob Geldof continued. "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."

Peaches Geldof was a British television personality, model, and also wrote for Elle magazine, the Telegraph, and the Guardian. She was married to Thomas Cohen, lead singer of the band S.C.U.M, with whom she had two sons, 1-year-old Astala, and Phaedra, who will turn 1 later this month.

"My beloved wife Peaches was adored by myself and her two sons Astala and Phaedra, and I shall bring them up with their mother in their hearts every day. We shall love her forever," Cohen said in a statement.

Prior to Cohen, Geldof dated actor Eli Roth and was also married to American musician Max Drummey.

Friends, including Lily Allen and Ellie Goulding, have taken to Twitter to offer their condolences.

On Sunday night, Geldof's last tweet was a photo of herself and her late mother. She captioned the shot: "Me and my mum."

When Geldof was 11, her mother died of a drug overdose in September 2000.

"I remember the day my mother died, and it's still hard to talk about it," she told Elle in 2012. "I just blocked it out. I went to school the next day because my father's mentality was 'keep calm and carry on. So we all went to school and tried to act as if nothing had happened. But it had happened. I didn't grieve. I didn't cry at her funeral. I couldn't express anything because I was just numb to it all. I didn't start grieving for my mother properly until I was maybe 16.”

Geldof was last seen at the F+F fashion show in London on Thursday.

She also leaves behind sisters Fifi Trixibelle and Pixie, and younger half-sister Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof.

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