Peaches Geldof Dies at 25
Peaches Geldof, the daughter of Live Aid founder and Boomtown Rats member Bob Geldof, has been found dead. She was 25 years old.
The BBC reports that police were called to Geldof’s apartment in England this afternoon after a call was made expressing concern. Her body was found, and she was later pronounced dead by the ambulance service called to the scene.
“At this stage, the death is being treated as unexplained and sudden,” the Kent Police said in a statement.
Geldof began writing a column for Elle magazine 10 years ago, when she was just 15. Within a year, she was contributing to the Telegraph and the Guardian newspapers, and was hosting the British TV show OMG! With Peaches Geldof.
She was the daughter of Irish rocker Bob Geldof and TV host Paula Yates, who died of a drug overdose at the age of 41 in 2000. Peaches claimed to have never struggled with the addiction issues that plagued her mother, though she admitted to Elle a couple years ago that she experimented with drugs as a teen but was “never that wild.”
Geldof, who was also a model, had two young children, one of whom will turn a year old in two weeks. She was married to Thomas Cohen, the singer for the band Scum.
Yesterday, Geldof posted a photo of herself as a young child with her mother on Instagram.