Journalist and model Peaches Geldof has died at the age of 25. Geldof was the daughter of musician-philanthropist Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, who was also a television host. According to Sky News, she was found dead in her home in Kent, England.
In a statement to the BBC, Bob Geldof confirmed his daughter's death:
"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?"
There's very little information out there on the circumstances surrounding her death, although it was apparently sudden:
Kent Police: death is being treated as unexplained & sudden death. Officers are working to establish the circumstances #peachesgeldof— Rachel Kennedy (@rachelkennedy84) April 7, 2014
Geldof and her husband Thomas Cohen have two young children: Astala, her oldest son, is one. Phaedra, her younger son, will turn one in late April.
Soon after the news broke, fans began passing around Geldof's most recent Instagram post — a picture of her with her mother Yates. Yates died in 2000, from a heroin overdose:
The BBC flagged a quote from Geldof in Elle magazine, speaking about her mother's death in 2013:
"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'," she said. "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."
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