Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches dead at age 25

Tue Apr 8, 2014 2:48am EDT
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By Sarah Young and Michael Roddy

LONDON (Reuters) - Peaches Geldof, second daughter of Band Aid founder and musician Bob Geldof and a media and fashion personality in her own right, has died at her home in Kent, southern England, aged 25, her family said on Monday.

Kent police issued a statement saying the death of a 25-year-old woman, whom they did not identify, was being treated as a "non-suspicious but unexplained sudden death".

Bob Geldof, the Irish singer who rose to prominence as the leader of the 1970s-1980s band the Boomtown Rats, and later organized the charity Band Aid and the Live Aid concerts to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia, said in a statement that the family were "beyond pain".

Peaches' husband, rock musician Thomas Cohen, issued a statement saying: "My beloved wife Peaches was adored by myself and her two sons ... I shall bring them up with their mother in their hearts every day. We shall love her forever."

Making an early debut in the London glamour and society scene, Peaches Geldof wrote a weekly social and political column for the Daily Telegraph from the ages of 14 to 17 and also contributed to the Guardian.

She was often seen partying and clubbing in London's vibrant night scene but firmly denied using drugs.

Married for the second time after a first marriage that lasted only six months, she had two sons with Cohen, both under 2 years old.

LOST MOTHER AT 11   Continued...

Peaches Geldof, daughter of Bob Geldof, arrives for the European premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2" in London in this November 14, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/Files