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Peaches Geldof dies at age 25

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Peaches Geldof, the daughter of Live Aid founder Bob Geldof, passed away on Monday afternoon. Police responded to a call in Wrotham, located in the English county of Kent, and medics pronounced her dead at the scene. She had turned 25 years old last month.

According to a statement released by police, the death has been called "unexplained and sudden" and officers are still working to determine the cause of death and circumstances surrounding it. Bob Geldof, meanwhile, issued a statement of his own on behalf of the family.

"She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us," Geldof wrote in the statement. "Writing 'was' destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable?"

Peaches Geldof was born in London in March 1989 to Bob Geldof, who is known for his career with The Boomtown Rats and political activism, and writer/TV presenter Paula Yates, who died of a drug overdose in 2000. Yesterday, she posted a photo of herself as a child with Yates on Instagram followed by videos of her sons in what became her final posts, which are now inundated with condolences from followers.

In her teenage years, she wrote recurring columns for Elle Girl, The Daily Telegraph, and The Guardian. She also worked in TV with multiple documentary programs like "Peaches Geldof: Teenage Mind" and the 2011 series "OMG! with Peaches Geldof." In 2007 she began a career in modeling, which includes an appearance at London Fashion Week.

She is survived by husband Thomas Cohen, a musician for the British band S.C.U.M. whom she married in 2012. The couple have two young sons, Astala and Phaedra, who will mark their second and first birthday, respectively, this month. Geldof had previously married American musician Max Drummey at age 19, just one month after the two met, and the two announced they were ending their marriage the following February.

"My beloved wife Peaches was adored by myself and her two sons Astala and Phaedra and I shall bring them up with their mother in their hearts every day," Cohen said in a statement. "We shall love her forever." Geldof is also survived by sisters Fifi Trixibelle Geldof and Pixie Geldof, as well as half-sister Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof.


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