The death of British TV presenter and model Peaches Geldof remains a mystery a day after the 25-year-old daughter of musician Bob Geldof and Paula Yates was found dead inside her home in England.
Police in Kent said Peaches Geldof was declared dead at the scene following concerns about the 25-year-old British socialite’s welfare.
“At this stage, the death is being treated as unexplained and sudden," a Kent police spokesman said Monday. "They are now working to establish the circumstances surrounding the death.”
On Tuesday, there were still no indications on Peaches Geldof’s cause of death, although the investigation may find that she died of natural causes after police didn’t find hard drugs, a suicide note or any signs that the 25-year-old was injured, the Sun reported.
Peaches Geldof’s father, former Boomtown Rats vocalist Bob Geldof, released a statement on his family’s behalf shortly after his daughter’s death.
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“Peaches has died," he wrote. "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.”
Aside from being a TV presenter and model, Peaches Geldof was also a writer. She wrote a column for Elle Girl when she was 15 years old. She later spoke with Elle magazine about how she coped with the sudden death of her mother, who died of a heroin overdose in September 2000 at 45.
"I remember the day my mother died, and it's still hard to talk about it," she said. "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, according to the BBC. “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."
Although Peaches Geldof had been linked to drugs in the past, including claims from a Reddit user who alleged that he had a one-night stand with the socialite that included using heroin and going to the Celebrity Scientology Center in Los Angeles, she told the Guardian in 2009 that she was sober.
"'Yeah, I've taken drugs," she said. "Yes, I have had experiences, and a few of those experiences were unsavory, not ones I want to repeat, but I was growing up. I wanted the experience. I wasn't hugely into drugs, and I'm sober now, I'm not Amy Winehouse. I never have been. I wasn't a crackhead."
The presenter of “OMG! with Peaches Geldof” was married twice, first to Chester French musician Max Drummey in 2008 and S.C.UM. lead singer Thomas Cohen in September 2012. She and Cohen had two sons together, Astala, 1, and Phaedra, who will turn 1 year old later this month.
Me and my mum http://t.co/PNxLDVm887
â€” Peaches Geldof (@peaches_g) April 6, 2014