Peaches Geldof, the daughter of Sir Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, has died at the age of 25, the BBC reported on Monday evening. There were reports that police were called to her home in Wrotham, Kent, on Monday, where her body was discovered.
Ms Geldof, a mother of two, was a prolific tweeter and the final message that she sent on Sunday was a picture of her as a child with her mother.
On Monday evening, Bob Geldof said: “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.”
Thomas Cohen, her husband, said: “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. Thomas Astala and Phaedra Geldof-Cohen.”
Kent Police said: “Police were called at 1.35pm 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 sudden death. Officers are working to establish the circumstances around the death.”
Ms Geldof had two young sons, 23-month-old Astala and 11-month-old Phaedra who was born on what would have been her mother Paula Yates’ 54th birthday. She was 19 when she married US musician Max Drummey at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas in August 2008. The couple announced that they had amicably decided to split in February 2009 before divorcing in 2011.
Ms Geldof married Thomas Cohen, lead singer of south east London band S.C.U.M, in September 2012 at the same church in Davington, Kent, where her parents married 26 years earlier. It was also where her mother’s funeral was held in 2000.
Kent Police said tonight the death was not being treated as suspicious. “The local coroner has been informed and a post-mortem is expected to be carried out in the next few days,” a statement said.
Among the people paying tribute online were This Morning hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. Schofield, who appeared with Ms Geldof on the ITV show, wrote: “Utterly stunned at the terrible news of the death of Peaches Geldof! The dreadful loss of a really lovely woman.”
Willoughby said: “Just heard about Peaches, so unbelievably tragic. So shocked and sad. Sending my thoughts and love to her family”.
Singer Ellie Goulding said: “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”.
Model Daisy Lowe posted a picture of a broken heart on Twitter. Lily Allen said: “My thoughts are with Peaches’ family at this awful time. I hope they get to grieve in peace. Peaches, rest in peace gorgeous girl.”