Bob Geldof’s Family Fractured Again by Daughter Peaches Geldof’s Death Today at Age 25

Peaches Geldof passed away today at age 25. The former London socialite is the daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates. Her parents, for those of us old enough to remember, had a very bitter divorce in the mid 1990’s. Her mother died of a heroin overdose in 2000, three years after the suicide of her partner, Michael Hutchence (the lead singer of the group INXS). Peaches was a rebellious teenager but had settled into a life of domestic bliss with her husband and two sons. Her father released this statement today:

Peaches has died. We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us…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”

This picture, taken at F&F fashion show on Thursday, is believed to be the last time Peaches was seen

Peaches Geldof