Peaches Geldof, daughter of singer-songwriter Bob Geldof and TV presenter Paula Yates, has died at the age of 25, according to BBC reports.
Peaches was known for her modelling and television career. She leaves behind two children with her husband, the singer Thomas Cohen.
Bob Geldof paid tribute to his daughter, saying: “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.”
Husband Thomas Cohen issued a statement saying: “My beloved wife Peaches was adored by myself and her two sons. I shall bring them up with their mother in their hearts everyday. We shall love her forever.”
Police were called to Peaches’ house at Wrotham, Kent at 1.35pm today. She was pronounced dead by South East Cost Ambulance Service, and her death is currently being treated as “unexplained and sudden,” according to Kent Police.
Peaches’ father is the Irish singer-songwriter Bob Geldof, who was lead singer with the Boomtown Rats and is best known for helping organise the ‘Band Aid’ group and co-writing their song “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”.
Her mother, Paula Yates, was a television presenter, best known for working on two British television shows: The Tube and the Big Breakfast. She was married to Bob Geldof from 1986 to 1996, and was then romantically involved with singer Michael Hutchence. She died from a heroin overdose in 2000.
Peaches’ last tweet was a photo with her mother:
Me and my mum http://t.co/PNxLDVm887
— Peaches Geldof (@peaches_g) April 6, 2014