May 1, 2014


Peaches Geldof Died of Heroin Overdose

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Dave M. Benett/WireImage

UPDATE: The Times is reporting that Peaches Geldof's untimely death was the result of a heroin overdose. Geldof's mother, Paula Yates, had also succumbed to a heroin overdose in 2000.

4/7 Post: Peaches Geldof, daughter of iconic rock figure Bob Geldof, was found dead April 7 at her home in England. She was 25. The BBC reports that there is no official cause of death and that it's being treated as "unexplained and sudden."

Geldof herself was not a musician, but grew up in the industry, eventually becoming a model and journalist. Her father Bob was the lead singer of Irish rockers the Boomtown Rats but became most famous for his involvement in organizing the Live Aid concerts in the '80s, which raised money for Africa. 

"We are beyond pain," Bob Geldof said in a statement. "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?"

Peaches was married twice, both to musicians. In 2008, she married Chester French drummer Max Drummey, but they split six months later. In 2012, she remarried, this time to Thomas Cohen, lead singer of the post-punk band S.C.U.M. "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," Cohen said. "We shall love her forever."

She also starred in several reality TV shows that aired in the UK during the '00s. Just last week, she attended a fashion show in London and uploaded dozens of personal photos to her Instagram