Peaches Geldof dies aged 25

"We are beyond pain," says father Bob Geldof. "We shall love her forever," says husband Tom Cohen

Peaches Geldof, journalist, TV presenter and second daughter of musician Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, has died aged 25.


Police were called to an address near Wrotham in Kent on Monday afternoon following a report of concern for the welfare of a 25-year-old woman.

The woman was later pronounced dead by the South East Coast Ambulance Service.

“At this stage, the death is being treated as unexplained and sudden,” said a statement from Kent Police.

“Peaches has died. We are beyond pain,” wrote Bob Geldof in a statement confirming his daughter’s death.

“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.”

Peaches Geldof’s husband Thomas Cohen 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.”

Peaches was a journalist, presenter and model. Between the ages of 14 and 17 she wrote a weekly column for the Daily Telegraph and had also penned several articles for The Guardian.

Her TV presenting career included the 2005 documentary Peaches Geldof: Teenage Mind, which she also wrote, and was followed the next year by Sky1’s Peaches Geldof: Teen America. In 2011, she hosted a six-part magazine and chat show for ITV2 called OMG! with Peaches Geldof.

Geldof lost her mother Paula Yates to an accidental overdose in 2000. Her last tweet, posted on Sunday, was a photograph of her as a little girl with Yates.

Geldof leaves behind Cohen and their two children, Astala Dylan Willow, almost two, and Phaedra Bloom Forever, who will turn one on 24 April, the same date as Yates’s birthday.