Monday, April 7, 2014

Bob Geldof’s daughter Peaches dies at 25

Peaches Geldof, the second daughter of musician Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, has died at the age of 25.

The BBC reports police, who were called to an address in Kent in the south of England around lunchtime on Monday, say the death is currently being treated as "unexplained and sudden."

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."

Peaches mother, Paula Yates, died of an accidental drug overdose in September 2000.

"We are beyond pain," said Bob Geldof in a released statement. "She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? We loved her and will cherish her forever. How sad that sentence is."

Peaches was a journalist, television presenter and model.

Frontman for The Boomtown Rats, Bob Geldof went on to international acclaim as the one of the founders of the 1980s charity supergroup Band Aid, and was the face behind 1985’s Live Aid and 2005’s Live 8 concert events. For the past decade, the businessman has worked alongside fellow Irish rocker Bono at events organized by U2 singer’s anti-poverty charity One.

See also:

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