.Peaches Geldof, daughter of singer Bob and the late actress Paula Yates, has been found dead at her home aged just 25. Survived by two children, Astala and Phaedra Geldof-Cohen, and second husband Thomas Cohen. Her father issued the following statement to the media earlier today:
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?
Her husband also issued a brief statement to the media:
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.
Her death is the latest in a long line of tragedies for the family, who went through the divorce of father Bob and mother Paula Yates in 1996, before Yates' then boyfriend Michael Hutchence, singer with band INXS, was found dead in Sydney in 1997. Three years later, Yatest herself died of an overdose.
The cause of death is not yet known, however it's likely that there'll be plenty of unsavoury speculation in the days ahead given Peaches' penchant for the wild lifestyle.