Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Bob Geldof’s Daughter, Peaches, 25, Is Dead: “We Will Cherish Her Forever”


Peaches Geldof, the troubled 25 year old daughter of rocker and humanitarian Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, has died. Geldof has issued this heartbreaking 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.”

This is how we got here: when Peaches was 11 in 2000, her mother, model Paula Yates, died of a drug overdose. She had recently given birth to a child with INXS rocker Michael Hutchence. Hutchence had hanged himself in November 1997.  Geldof, of the rock group Boomtown Rats, and the man who organized Live Aid, took in the baby, named Tiger, and adopted her.

Peaches never recovered from the traumas. She did manage to have two children, one of whom is just turning 1 year old this month. There’s nothing worse than losing a child. Condolences to Bob Geldof and his family.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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