A troubled life ended: Peaches Geldof has died.
The 25-year-old socialite, known best as the Paris Hilton of the British Shores, was found dead in her apartment in Kent on Monday afternoon. Local authorities are calling Geldof’s death “unexplained and sudden.”
Peaches’ party-girl antics were the stuff of tabloid legend across the pond before marriage to Thomas Cohen seemed to quiet the wild child. The young couple had two sons, who will be celebrating birthdays this month. Astala turns two on April 21; baby bro Phaedra’s first birthday falls on April 24.
Peaches was 11 when her own mother, Paula Yates, died of a drug overdose in 2000. In 2012 interview with Elle magazine, the blonde admitted she was still coming to terms with the loss.
“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.’ 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.”
Her father, musician Bob Geldof, sounded like a broken man as he mourned his second-born 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.”