, the daughter of Boomtown Rats
frontman Bob Geldof
and late TV presenter Paula Yates
, has died at the age of 25, NME
The news was confirmed shortly after 6pm today (April 7) by BBC News
Police have said they were called to an address near Wrotham, Kent following a report of concern for the welfare of a woman on Monday afternoon. The 25-year-old woman was later pronounced dead by South East Coast Ambulance Service.
A statement from Kent Police reads: "At this stage, the death is being treated as an unexplained and sudden."
Mother to Astala Geldof–Cohen
(aged one) and Phaedra Geldof-Cohen
(11 months old), Geldof was married to former S.C.U.M.
frontman Thomas Cohen
A noted socialite, Geldof began her media career writing a column for Elle Girl
magazine at 15. She later presented her own show on ITV2
, "OMG! with Peaches Geldof
Her father, Bob Geldof, said: "We are beyond pain. 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?"Channel 4
journalist Ed Fraser
has quoted Geldof's husband, Thomas Cohen as saying he will bring up the couple's two children "with their mother in their hearts everyday."
and Ellie Goulding
were amongst the artists who have reacted to the death of Peaches Geldof on social media. Lily Allen wrote "rest in peace gorgeous girl"
on Twitter. Tim Burgess
of the Charlatans
, Sky Ferreira
, Tracey Thorn
of Everything But the Girl
, Chloe Howl
and Lethal Bizzle also paid tribute.