Peaches Geldof Is Dead At 25

The daughter of Paula Yates and Bob Geldof has been found dead in Kent.

1. Updated — April 8, 6:28 a.m., BST:

2. Peaches Geldof has been found dead at her home. She was 25 years old.

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Police were called to an address near the village of Wrotham, Kent, on Monday afternoon. The model, television presenter, and writer was later pronounced dead by paramedics.

4. Kent police initially said the death was being treated as “unexplained and sudden”.


Police were called at 1:35 p.m. on 7 April 2014 to an address near Wrotham following a report of concern for the welfare of a woman. A woman aged 25 was pronounced dead by South East Coast Ambulance Service.



At this stage, the death is being treated as an unexplained and sudden death. Officers are working to establish the circumstances around the death.

UPDATE: Kent police now say they do not believe Geldof’s death is suspicious.

The local coroner has been informed and a post-mortem is expected to be carried out in the next few days.

5. This was the scene outside her house on Monday afternoon.

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8. Later that evening, Geldof’s body was escorted from her home in a private ambulance.

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A post-mortem examination will now take place to determine cause of death.

9. Geldof was married to the musician Thomas Cohen and had two young sons called Astala and Phaedra.

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Astala Dylan Willow Geldof was born on 21 April 2012, while Phaedra Bloom Forever Geldof was born just over a year later on 24 April 2013.

Cohen said in a statement signed by him and the his two children: “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 everyday. We shall love her forever.”

10. Bob Geldof has paid tribute to his daughter in a statement.

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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. 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.

12. This is how Bob Geldof, Paula Yates and their daughter Fifi Trixiebelle welcomed the birth of baby Peaches in 1989.

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Peaches Geldof was born in London in 1989, the second daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates. She grew up in London and Kent.

In 2000 she lost her mother to an accidental heroin overdose. In a recent interview she told Elle Magazine that it took her years to come to terms with her loss, and that she didn’t grieve properly until she was 16 years old.

As a teenager, Geldof wrote columns for the Telegraph, Guardian and the U.K. edition of Elle Girl. She also modelled and presented two television shows: her own documentary, Peaches Geldof: Teenage Mind in 2005, and a six-part series on ITV2 called OMG! with Peaches Geldof.

She moved to New York in 2008, and that year she married Max Drummey, the guitarist from the band Chester French. The couple announced on 7 February 2009 that they had decided to end their marriage, and Drummey filed for divorce on 18 April 2011 in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences.

The next year, in September 2012, she married Thomas Cohen, lead singer of the band S.C.U.M, at the same church where her parents married 26 years earlier, and where her mother’s funeral was held in 2000.

14. This is how 6-year-old Peaches was described in her mother’s 1996 autobiography.


Peaches wants more than anything to dress like the Queen Mother, circa 1935. When she was two she wore a bridesmaid’s dress and full veil with diamante-studded plimsolls for almost a year. She’d sneak off to put on make-up and then come downstairs ready for school but with her lipstick slightly squiffy and blue eyeshadow trowelled on.

But at least we knew what it was like to live with real, natural glamour! Peaches is the only six-year-old I’ve ever met who goes to bed in a bright-purple bri-nylon peignoir with matching negligee, which someone gave her for Christmas.

15. Geldof’s last public appearance was on Thursday 3 April at a fashion show in London.

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16. The last picture Peaches posted on her Instagram account was of her as a child with her mother.

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