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Peaches, daughter of Bob Geldof, dies aged 25

Reuters, Staff Reporter

Peaches Geldof, daughter of Band Aid founder Bob Geldof, has been found dead at her home in southern England, reported British media.

Peaches Geldof. (Reuters)

TV presenter and model Peaches Geldof, second daughter of musician Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, has died aged 25, British media reported on Monday.

Peaches Geldof, who was married for the second time to musician Thomas Cohen and had two young sons, Phaedra (10 months) and Astala (20 months), had worked as a DJ, model and television personality.

Her mother, Paula Yates, died aged 41 from a heroin overdose in 2000 when Peaches was 11 years old.

"At this stage, the death is being treated as unexplained and sudden," said a statement from Kent Police. The police were called to her house in Wrotham, Kent, at 1.35pm on Monday.

She leaves her husband Thomas Cohen, lead singer of rock band S.C.U.M and sons; father Bob Geldof; sisters Fifi Trixibelle and Pixie; and younger half-sister, Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof.

Her father Bob released a statement: "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

Her last tweet, posted on Sunday was a picture of her as a baby with her mother. – Reuters

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