Father Bob Geldof 'beyond pain' after daughter – mother of two young children – is found dead at her home in Wrotham, Kent
Peaches Geldof, the daughter of the musician Bob Geldof and the late TV presenter Paula Yates, has died aged 25.
Kent police did not name Geldof, but when asked to comment on reports of her death, the force issued a statement that explained officers were called at 1.35pm on Monday to an address near Wrotham "following a report of concern for the welfare of a woman".
It continued: "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."
Geldof, a journalist with two children, was a regular face in celebrity circles and had a home in Wrotham.
Her final tweet to her 169,000 followers was a picture of her as a toddler with her mother, who died from an accidental overdose in September 2000.
Geldof was married to the musician Thomas Cohen and had two sons: Astala, one, and Phaedra, who will turn one on 24 April.
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, Geldof's 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."
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