Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof, a British journalist, television presenter and model, was found dead on Monday at the age of 25. Her body was found at "an address" near Wrotham in Kent, southeast England. The cause of death is unknown, but some have speculated that she died from a heroin overdose.
"At this stage, the death is being treated as an unexplained and sudden death," Kent police said. "Officers are working to establish the circumstances around the death."
Peaches was the daughter of Irish musician Bob Geldof (formerly of the Boomtown Rats) and Paula Yates. Her father released a statement that was shared on The Mirror shortly after her death was announced.
"Peaches has died. We are beyond pain," he said. "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."
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Her husband Thomas Cohen, whom she married in 2012, also released a statement that appeared on Stagedoor.fm:
“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 everyday. We shall love her forever. Thomas Astala and Phaedra Geldof-Cohen.”
A day before her passing, Peaches Geldof took to her Instagram account, where she shared videos of her sons.
The last thing she posted to Twitter was a photograph with her mother, who tragically died from a drug overdose in 2000. The eerie coincidence fueled the speculation that Peaches might have died the same way. The caption for the image simply read: "Me and my mum."
Although no official cause of her sudden death has been announced, Geldof did have a drug history. According to Hollywood Life, she told Elle amagazine: “I did experiment with drugs. I did get drunk and go to parties, but I was never that wild. I could have been, I could have let myself spiral, but all the time I remembered what happened to my mum.”
In 2010, nearly naked pictures of the television presenter were leaked after an alleged heroin-fueled party. Her notoriety grew as a result.
Some Twitter users wondered if drugs were the cause and took to Twitter to share their grief and confusion over her sudden passing:
When Peaches Geldof was 11, her mother died due to a drug overdose and the last thing peaches tweeted was 'me and my mum'.
— Andy (@andwrd) April 7, 2014
Peaches Geldof has clearly died from a drug overdose..
— Buddha (@jordmarriott95) April 7, 2014
For the 2 kids' sake I hope Peaches Geldof's death was not drug related considering her mother died of a heroin overdose when she was young
— Dermot Campbell (@DermotCampbell) April 7, 2014
— Ryan hughes (@rizzlepops) April 7, 2014
Peaches Geldof done more heroin than any other junkie, ark at everyone defending her if that was a normal person you wouldn't bat an eyelid
— Olly Lovell (@Oliverlovell8) April 7, 2014
Just heard Peaches Geldof found dead. Possible heroin overdose. 2 young kids-20 mnths & 10 mnths. So sad for them. Say no to drugs. #cdnpoli
— Ruby Dhalla (@DhallaRuby) April 7, 2014
— Logan Alexxander (@SayWhatLogan) April 7, 2014
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