Peaches Geldof's Death: Friends and Family React to Her Passing
Friends, fans, and family members of Peaches Geldof expressed their grief over the British fashion and TV personalty's sudden, shocking death in Kent, England Monday, April 7, at age 25.
Geldof's famous father Bob Geldof, the founder of Band Aid, said in a statement confirming his daugher's passing that the family was "beyond pain." The musician and Live Aid founder added, "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?"
Her husband Thomas Cohen, with whom she shares two young sons, Astala, 23 months, and Phaedra, nearly 12 months, also shared a statement Monday. "My beloved wife Peaches was adored by myself and her two sons Astala and Phaedra," the musician said. "I shall bring them up with their mother in their hearts everyday. We shall love her forever."
Among those who shared their condolences and expressed their shock over Geldof's death were Lily Allen, Sharon Osbourne, Alyssa Milano, and Lorde. Read on for their reactions:
Sharon Osbourne: Devastated about @peaches_g. Sending condolences & respect to the Geldof family. It's unimaginable what they must be going through right now
Boy George: Poor sweet Peaches Geldof. We spoke only a month ago and she looked like an angel. This is truly sad. Poor Bob! R.I.P
Lily Allen: My thoughts are with Peaches' family at this awful time. I hope they get to grieve in peace. Peaches, rest in peace gorgeous girl
Alyssa Milano: Peaches! You beautiful thing. Rest with the angels. My thoughts and prayers go out to all that knew and loved you.
Ellie Goulding: Even if you think you've got it all figured out, some things still can't be explained or understood. Two beautiful children. RIP Peaches
Lorde: you were a sparkling, lovely person who showed me such kindness. rest easy, peaches
Jamie Oliver: Very sad to here about the sad loss of Peaches Geldof aged 25 years old such a shame thoughts and love to her whole family xxxxx :(
Daisy Lowe, model and close family friend: [broken heart]
Chloe Green, Topshop heiress: Such sad news, my heart breaks for her beautiful children RIP Peaches, a wonderful soul, Let us all allow her family to grieve in peace