Peaches Geldof, 25, has been found dead in her home in Kent, UK.
She is the mother of two sons: Astala Dylan Willow, who is about to turn two years old; and 11-month-old Phaedra Bloom Forever. Peaches is married to Thomas Cohen, lead singer of the band S.C.U.M.
The British journalist, writer and TV presenter is the daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates.
The police, who were called to the house at 1.35pm local time, have said that her death was “sudden” and “unexplained”.
Her father, Sir Bob Geldof, has confirmed her death in 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 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. Thomas Astala and Phaedra Geldof-Cohen.”
She was last seen at a London fashion show last Thursday.
The BBC reports that a police spokesman confirmed her death through a statement:
“Police were called to an address in Wrotham, Kent, following reports concerning the welfare of a 25-year-old woman.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by South East Coast Ambulance Service.
At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained and sudden. They are now working to establish the circumstances surrounding the death.”
Peaches, a prolific user of social media last posted a picture of her and her late mother, Paula Yates. It was captioned “Me and my Mum”
Peaches lost her mother when she was 11 years old and Yates died of a drug overdose.
In 2013, Peaches told Elle magazine:
“I remember the day my mother died, and it’s still hard to talk about it. I just blocked it out. I went to school the next day because my father’s mentality was ‘keep calm and carry on’,” she said. “So we all went to school and tried to act as if nothing had happened. But it had happened. I didn’t grieve. I didn’t cry at her funeral. I couldn’t express anything because I was just numb to it all. I didn’t start grieving for my mother properly until I was maybe 16.”
Peaches Geldof’s death has provoked an outpouring of grief throughout social media, with many expressing disbelief and shock.
There are further unconfirmed reports that the police are treating her death as “not suspicious”.
Our thoughts are with her husband, her very young sons and her extended family.
This is an interview Peaches Geldof did with Studio 10 just a few months ago: