Sad news today out of the U.K. where Peaches Geldof, the daughter of entertainer Bob Geldof, was found dead at age 25. She leaves behind a husband and two sons.
“We are beyond pain,” her father told BBC of his daughter’s sudden death. “She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest, and the most bonkers of all of us. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable?”
The police are currently calling the death “unexplained and sudden,” according to the BBC report. So far, no clues have been offered as to the cause of death.
While BBC reports Peaches previously admitted to experimenting with drugs as a teenager, she said she was “never that wild.” Her own mother, TV presenter Paula Yates, died of a drug overdose in September 2000 when Peaches was just 11 years old. One of Peaches’ last Instagram photos, posted yesterday (April 6), was of her and her mother when she was a tot.
During her short life, Peaches made a name for herself in the entertainment industry, writing a column for Elle magazine when she was only 15. She later went on to contribute to The Telegraph and The Guardian and appeared on various TV shows. Peaches also worked as a model.
She and her musician husband Thomas Cohen have two sons together, Astala, 1, and Phaedra, who turns 1 on April 24. “My beloved wife Peaches was adored by myself and her two sons,” Thomas said in a statement. “I shall bring them up with their mother in their hearts everyday. We shall love her forever.”
Our thoughts go out to Peaches’s family and friends.
This story is developing and will be updated with new information when available.
Sources: BBC, The Independent, Peaches Geldof on Instagram