The funeral arrangements for Peaches Geldof have been shared by her family. It will be a private funeral on Easter Monday (April 21), and will be held in the same church as her mother’s funeral. St. Mary Magdalene and St. Lawrence Church in Davington is also the same church that the 25-year-old socialite married and had her two sons christened.
Geldof died of unknown causes on April 7, 2014. A number of reasons have been speculated, including drugs and her juicing diet. However, the coronary failed to find an explanation during her post-mortem examination. The family have been extremely quiet while mourning the loss, and are dealing with the grief together.
It will be difficult for her two sons, who are 22 months and 11 months. It is also a case of history repeating itself. Geldof’s mother, Paula Yates, died of a drug overdose when the socialite was just 11. Yates was found at home with her youngest daughter cuddling her. The 25-year-old was found at home with her younger son in the home with her. Hopefully he is too young to remember that, and will not be too traumatized by it at a later date.
According to police, drug use and suicide are not suspected. No evidence of either was found at the scene, which is why her dieting habits have been the focus of recent speculations. She previously admitted that she struggled with her body image and the constant need to be thin. She followed a juicing diet for many years, but it ended up being a yo-yo diet. She would lose 10 pounds in a week, but quickly gain it back after going back to eating normally.
The funeral arrangements of Geldof have only just been shared, but fans of the celebrity are not going to be admitted into the church. This is a time for the family to say their final goodbyes. Fans and the media will likely congregate outside the church as they too say goodbye the a woman never afraid to speak her opinion.
Fans and celebrities from around the world have shared their condolences. However, some were notably quiet including Katie Hopkins. Hopkins had previously had a run in with the 25-year-old mom of two as they appeared on This Morning to debate about attachment parenting. They could not agree on anything, except that mothers have to show that they are in charge. Many of the viewers sided with the younger of the two. Shortly after the appearance, the mother of two took to Twitter to show she won in the debate, and that the Apprentice star was “quaking in her Sloanie old boots.”
Hopkins later spoke out about remaining quiet, stating that Geldof would never have wanted to hear from her anyway. She wanted to allow the writer and TV presenter to rest in peace. Others have not yet shared why they decided to remain quiet.
The death of the writer and presenter was a shock for many, fans, celebrities and family alike. It has been a difficult time for the family, but at least the funeral arrangements for Geldof have been finalized and are now shared with the world.
By Alexandria Ingham