Peaches Geldof: post-mortem on Wednesday

By Shelley Marsden

A post-mortem on the body of Peaches Geldof, the daughter of Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, who was found dead on Sunday at the age of 25, will take place this Wednesday,Kent County Council have confirmed.

In a statement, the council said: “A decision on whether there needs to be an inquest depends upon the final results of the post mortem.”

The council added that it “could take some weeks” for those results.

Police were called to her home in Wrotham, Kent, on Monday where her body was discovered.

Kent Police said: “Police were called at 1.35pm on 7 April 2014 to an address near Wrotham following a report of concern for the welfare of a woman.

“A woman aged 25 was pronounced dead by South East Coast Ambulance Service.

“At this stage, the death is being treated as an unexplained sudden death. Officers are working to establish the circumstances around the death.”

Ms Geldof was married, and had two young boys, Astala and Pheadra. Her second husband was musician Tom Cohen, who last night said: “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. We shall love her forever.”

Bob Geldof in a statement said: “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.”

Peaches had just begun a column with Mother and Baby magazine. In the most recent issue,  just out, she spoke of motherhood as “the best thing that ever happened to me.”


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