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Peaches Geldof dies aged 25

1 of 1 Peaches Gelfdof with her husband, Thomas Cohen
Peaches Gelfdof with her husband, Thomas Cohen

Peaches Geldof, the daughter of Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, has died at the age of 25.

Police were called to her home in Wrotham, Kent, today 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 twice married, and had two young children. Her second husband was musician Tom Cohen.

Mr Cohen this evening 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 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."

Born in 1989, Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof embarked on a media career at the age of 15, when she began writing a column for Elle magazine.

She also worked as a model and, just last week, attended a launch for Tesco's F&F clothing range in London.

Ms Geldof was a young girl when her mother died tragically from an overdose in 2000 after splitting with Bob Geldof and forming a relationship with INXS frontman Michael Hutchence.

Peaches as a baby with her parents and older sister, Fifi

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