The death of Peaches Geldof is terribly painful and shocking. The world still cannot believe it is true that Peaches Geldof, a prominent British television personality, socialite, model and journalist, passed away on Monday at age 25. Geldof was reported dead at her Kent home in England, and the cause of her death is still unknown. No doubt she had a glorious short life, about which people must be interested to know. Following are a few facts intended to reveal her life at a glance.
The Beginning of Peaches Geldof
Peaches’ father, Bob Geldof, was the lead vocalist of the Irish band, “Boomtown Rats.” He is also the creator of Live Aid. Paula Yeats, her mother, was a celebrity in her own right. Therefore, Peaches grew up famous in the UK and under heavy scrutiny of the tabloids.
By the age of 14, she started writing regular tween columns about make-up and making friends for the Daily Telegraph and Elle Girl magazine. With Trevor McDonald, she made her first documentary film for Tonight at the age of 16. For a Channel 4 program called A Beginner’s Guide to Islam, Peaches stayed briefly in Morocco, living with a Muslim teenager.
Mother and Daughter
Peaches’ mother, Paula Yates, was a journalist and television presenter. In 2000, when Peaches was only 11 years old, Yates died from a heroin overdose. She was 48. The day was also Peaches’ younger sister, Pixie’s, 10th birthday and the confluence of events greatly affected Peaches, who admited that although she had experimented with drugs as a teenager, it was never a problem.
Just the day before Peaches died, she tweeted a picture of her as a baby in her mother’s arms. The caption read “Me and my mum.”
More About Family
To know about Peaches Geldof, one must always consider her family, who she loved very much. Pixie Geldof and Fifi Trixibelle Geldof are her two sisters and Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof is her half-sister.
In 1996, her mother, Paula, divorced her father ,Bob Geldof, after beginning a relationship with Michael Hutchence, the lead singer of the rock band INXS. Hutchence was found dead in a Sydney hotel room in 1998.
Peaches herself had two sons with Thomas Cohen. Their names are Astala Dylan Willow Geldof-Cohen and Phaedra Bloom Forever Cohen.
By 19, Peaches had become a writer, model and DJ. In 2008, she married Max Drummey, an American rock musician, at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. The couple had been friends for only a month and dated for only a week before the marriage took place. Subsequently, the marriage did not last long, and they divorced after six months in 2011. Later she said in a magazine that the marriage had been “a bit nuts.”
Life with Thomas Cohen
The following year, which was 2009, she married her second husband, Thomas Cohen. He was the lead singer of the rock band SCUM in 2012. The marriage took place in the church where her mother’s funeral had been held in 2000. Cohen and Peaches had two sons, Astala, one, and Phaedra, who will turn one on April 24.
By Rahad Abir