Peaches Geldof remembered by sister Fifi Geldof in touching Instagram photo, autopsy to be performed Wednesday
The British beauty recently wrote about how 'perfect' her life and family was. Her dad, Bob Geldof, reportedly flew back to London from California following news of his daughter's death. An autopsy is scheduled to take place on Wednesday.
Fifi Geldof paid tribute to her younger sister Peaches in a touching Instagram post, after the 25-year-old British TV personality was found dead in her home on Monday.
"My beautiful baby sister. ... Gone but never forgotten," Geldof, 31, wrote, as the caption to a photo of her and the late beauty as children.
"I love you Peaches," she added.
Fifi Trixibelle Geldof, the eldest daughter of Bob Geldof and late model Paula Yates, joined her father and Peaches' husband, Tom Cohen, in speaking out on the death of the British socialite.
"We are beyond pain," Bob Geldof, 62, the lead singer of Ireland's Boomtown Rats and a founder of charity group Band Aid, said in a statement Monday.
"How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable?"
The Irish musician was seen at Heathrow airport on Tuesday. He reportedly flew back to London from California following news of his daughter's death. An autopsy is scheduled to take place on Wednesday in Kent, BBC News reports.
Peaches also leaves behind two toddler sons, 1-year-old Astala and 23-month-old Phaedra, she had with her husband.
"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," he said in the joint family statement.
Geldof's family was the source of her happiness. As a contributing writer to Mother & Baby magazine, the blond beauty recently shared just how "perfect" her life with her children had been.
"When I had two wailing, smiling, joyful little blobs of waddling pink flesh they became my entire existence and saved me from (a life) of pure apathy," she wrote in an entry for the magazine before her 25th birthday on March 13, but published Tuesday, according to the Evening Standard.
"Everything else was nothingness – I had the perfect life, two babies who loved me more than anything. It was and is bliss."
The revelation that she led a seemingly happy life at home further disprove speculation of suicide. Geldof's mother Paula Yates died in 2000 after a heroin overdose, but there is no evidence that her daughter met the same fate.
Kent police officials say the death is being treated as "non-suspicious but unexplained and sudden," BBC News reports.
Peaches Geldof: 'Difficult time' before death
Just a few weeks before her tragic death on Monday at her Kent home in England, Peaches Geldof, 25, shared her thoughts on marriage and kids — and some of the struggles she was facing — in an interview for the U.K.'s Mother & Babymagazine.
Bob Geldof's daughter, 25, had signed on to be a new columnist, offering her views on parenting and not the partying she had been known for before the births of her two sons, Astala, who turns 2 this month, and Phaedra, who will be 1 this month.
"Yes, like all mums, Peaches can talk pretty much non-stop about motherhood," writes Claire Irvin, the editor who gave her the gig.
Peaches admits in the piece that she didn't plan her two boys to be so close in age – she just "didn't realize" you could get pregnant while breastfeeding. She talks of how social media helped her after she became a mother, that Instagram helped her find "new mum friends." And she mentions how she had embraced "attachment parenting."
After her parents, rocker Geldof and Paula Yates, divorced in 1996, Peaches says she and her three sisters "had a really unstable upbringing. It was probably my really early years, where I was attachment parented, that saved me from losing it." (Yates died of a heroin overdose in 2000.)
She says the technique is about fostering a secure attachment and bond with family members. That's partly why Peaches and her husband musician, Tom Cohen, moved to be closer to his parents. Tom's mother, Sue, helps watch the children when Peaches and Tom are working.
"If I didn't have Sue to help me out, it might have been too much," Peaches says. "There's been times I've cried with exhaustion, when they're both screaming, and I've just had to sit down, breathe and be like, 'This is hard.' You have no time for yourself, even on the toilet – you have a baby sitting on your lap while you're having a poo, eating a sandwich at the same time. That's what being a mum is. It's not easy. It can be stressful, but it's the most rewarding thing you will do."
She goes on to say that she and Tom had been through "a difficult time in their marriage" when Phaedra arrived because Tom's band S.C.U.M had split just on the verge of a big signing.
But she says, "Since I've had the boys, I don't think of the world as a negative place any more. I just have so much love. And, through my love for them, I've been reborn into a better, more understanding, more patient person – I feel like an adult."
Peaches Geldof Death: Cops Find ‘No Hard Drugs, No Suicide Note’ At Scene
After Peaches Geldof was found dead at 25 on April 6, police who searched her home that night say they found no evidence of ‘hard drugs, no suicide note and no visible signs of injury’ at the scene.
Peaches Geldof‘s sudden and shocking death has led many people to speculate that the English model and TV presenter may have died of a drug overdose, but so far there is no proof that that theory is true. Police who found Peaches’ body at her home in Wrotham, England on April 6 say that her passing was “sudden” and “unexplained” but they are not treating it as a suspicious death, according to the UK’s Daily Mail.
As Peaches’ family, friends and fans continue to mourn their loss, police are still looking into her mysterious death. Peaches was the daughter of musician and humanitarian Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, who tragically died of a drug overdose in 2000.
Peaches, a married mother of two, was found dead at 1:35 p.m. on April 6, mere hours after she posted a picture of herself as a baby in her late mother’s arms to Instagram.
The coroner is exploring the possibility that Peaches died of natural causes, The Sun reported on April 6. We can only hope that Peaches did not follow in her mother’s tragic footsteps.
Peaches leaves behind her husband, Thomas Cohen, who is the lead singer of S.C.U.M, and their two sons, Astala Dylan Willow, 20 months, and Phaedra Bloom Forever, 10 months.
Peaches’ famous father, Bob Geldof, posted the following statement on his Facebook page after his daughter’s tragic death:
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’ husband Thomas released this statement:
“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”.
Peaches had written for Elle Girl UK, and was also listed in Tatler magazine as one of their top ten fashion icons in 2006. Peaches also leaves behind her siblings, Fifi Trixibelle Geldof and Pixie Geldof and half-sister, Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Peaches’ loved ones during this difficult time.
Peaches Geldof: ‘At Risk Of Cardiac Arrest’ Because Of Odd Diet
After authorities allegedly revealed on April 7 that Peaches’ tragic death didn’t appear to be an overdose or a suicide, the coroner is exploring the possibility that the 25-year-old mother of two died of natural causes. A day later, a new report now claims that Peaches’ was at serious risk because of her diet, which consisted solely of juiced vegetables.
The entertainment world is still searching for answers two days after 25-year-old mother of two Peaches Geldof died suddenly on April 6, and with no evidence indicating the most obvious possible causes of death — suicide or a drug overdose — a new report alleges that Peaches may have put herself at risk because of a strict diet.
Peaches revealed in 2011 that she had started dieting by living off nothing but vegetable juices for weeks at a time, in an effort to shed baby weight after giving birth to her two young sons 13 months apart. “I do juicing. You juice vegetables and then you drink it three times a day. It’s gross. I do it usually for about a month,” Peaches told OK! magazine.
“I have days when I wake up and think, ‘I’m so fat,’” Peaches added in the interview.
Sadly, Peaches’ intense weight-loss efforts may have unwittingly been putting her life at risk. “Surviving on fruit is a very dangerous diet,” Cath Collins, a spokeswoman for the British Dietetic Association, told Mail Online at the time in 2011. “Peaches is at high risk of electrolyte abnormalities which could lead to acute cardiac arrest. It is what kills anorexics.”
So could this explain why Peaches died at such a young age?
Answers have been hard to find so far in the wake of Peaches’ tragic death. Police told HollywoodLife.com that “the death is being treated as an unexplained and sudden death,” and later a report claimed that police did not find any “hard drugs” or “suicide note” at the scene, according to Mail Online, leading authorities to believe that her death was from natural causes.
But something unusual — like Peaches’ odd diet — must be at play, because there is seemingly nothing “natural” about a healthy-looking 25-year-old dying suddenly.
Our thoughts continue to be with Peaches’ loved ones during this difficult time.
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