Oh man, this is just awful. It was revealed on Monday afternoon that 25-year-old Peaches Geldof, daughter of the late Paula Yates and Live Aid organizer and musician Bob Geldof, had died suddenly. So far, there’s no word on what caused her unexpected passing but the investigation is ongoing.
“At this stage, the death is being treated as an unexplained and sudden death,” Kent police said. “Officers are working to establish the circumstances around the death.”
Bob Geldof released a statement saying his family is “beyond pain.”
“She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us,” the statement reads. “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 terrible. Peaches leaves behind two small children of her own, sons Astala and Phaedra who are both under the age of 3, and a husband. Considering Peaches herself admitted that she never came to terms with her own mother’s death from a drug overdose 14 years ago, this has an even sadder dimension to it. Here’s hoping her family is able to find some amount of peace, though I can’t imagine that’ll be forthcoming.