TT Epaper
The Telegraph
Graphiti
 
CIMA Gallary

Geldof’s daughter Peaches dies at 25

London, April 7 (Reuters): Peaches Geldof, daughter of Band Aid founder and musician Bob Geldof and a media and fashion personality in her own right, has died at her home in Kent, southern England, aged 25, British media reported today.

Peaches Geldof, who was married for the second time and had two sons under 2 years old, had worked as a DJ, model, journalist and television personality.

Her father, an Irish singer who rose to prominence as the leader of the 1970s-1980s band the Boomtown Rats, and later organised the charity Band Aid to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia, said in a statement that the family was “beyond pain”.

Peaches’s mother, TV presenter Paula Yates, who was married to Geldof from 1986 to 1996, died in 2000, aged 41, from a heroin overdose. Peaches’s last Twitter post, yesterday, was a photograph of herself and her mother.

Her father issued a statement, carried on British media, saying: “She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us. 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.”

 
 
" "