Peaches Geldof Dies at 25: "We Are Beyond Pain," Says Dad Bob Geldof of Daughter's Death
Peaches Geldof, the daughter of world-famous musician Bob Geldof, died Monday, April 7 in Wrotham, Kent, England. She was 25.
"We are beyond pain," Bob Geldof said in a statement Monday. "She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us."
Medical personnel were first called to an address in a small town in Kent over "a report of concern for the welfare of a woman" Monday afternoon.
"A woman aged 25 was pronounced dead by South East Coast Ambulance Service," Kent Police said in a statement released to Us Weekly. "At this stage, the death is being treated as an unexplained sudden death. Officers are working to establish the circumstances around the death." A rep added to Us that no further details would be disclosed Monday.
Geldof is best known for her contributions in the fashion and entertainment industries, where she's worked as a columnist for Elle magazine, and British newspapers the Telegraph and Guardian. She's also worked as a TV presenter, hosting her own UK series called OMG! with Peaches Geldof.
This is not the first tragedy to have affected the Geldof family. Peaches lost her mother, Paula Yates, in September 2000 due to a drug overdose. Peaches was just 11 years old when Yates passed away, and later said it was a struggle for her to accept that her mother had died.
"I remember the day my mother died, and it's still hard to talk about it," Geldof said in an interview with Elle UK in late 2012. "I just blocked it out. I went to school the next day because my father's mentality was 'keep calm and carry on.'"
She added, "I didn't start grieving for my mother properly until I was maybe 16."
Peaches went on to marry rocker Max Drummey, but they separated in 2009 after just six months of marriage and finalized their divorce in 2011. She then married Thomas Cohen in 2012 with whom she shares two kids, sons Astala, 23 months, and Phaedra, nearly 12 months.
Cohen released a statement Monday and said, "My beloved wife Peaches was adored by myself and her two sons Astala and Phaedra. I shall bring them up with their mother in their hearts everyday. We shall love her forever."
Along with her husband and sons, Geldof is survived by her father, sisters Pixie and Fifi Trixibelle, and half-sister Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof.
The final photo that was posted to Geldof's instagram and Twitter accounts on Sunday, April 6, was a throwback image of herself as a child, being held by her mother.
"Me and my mum," she captioned the pic.