The TV presenter and writer Peaches Geldof has died aged 25. Police were called to an address in Kent after concern for the welfare of a woman on Monday afternoon, according to a BBC report. She was pronounced dead by the ambulance service. Kent Police have said they are treating the death as "unexplained" and "sudden".
Bob Geldof, her father, said in a 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."
Peaches embarked on a media career at the age of 15 and wrote for Elle, the Telegraph and the Guardian. She presented two television shows, including ITV2's OMG! with Peaches Geldof and modelled for brands such as PPQ and Ultimo. Her last tweet, posted yesterday, was a baby picture of her with her mother Paula Yates, who died of a drug overdose in 2000.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Cohen, lead singer of the band S.C.U.M., and their two children, Astala and Phaedra.
Our thoughts are with her family.
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