Bob Geldof on Peaches Geldof’s death: ‘We are beyond pain’

Singer describes late daughter as 'the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us'

Bob Geldof has issued a statement following the death of his daughter.

Peaches Geldof died today at the age of 25 in circumstances that police describe as “unexplained” and “sudden”.

Kent police earlier confirmed they were called to an address near Wrotham, Kent following a report of concern for the welfare of a woman on Monday afternoon (April 7). The 25-year-old woman was later pronounced dead by South East Coast Ambulance Service.


Geldof, the Boomtown Rats frontman and co-founder of Live Aid, said: “We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us.”

“What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable?”

Channel 4 journalist Ed Fraser has quoted Geldof’s husband, Thomas Cohen – former frontman of S.C.U.M as saying he will bring up the couple’s two children “with their mother in their hearts everyday”. He commented:

Thomas Cohen: My beloved wife Peaches was adored by myself & her 2 sons and I shall bring them up with their mother in their hearts everyday

— Ed Fraser (@frasereC4) April 7, 2014

Mother to Astala Geldof–Cohen (aged one) and Phaedra Geldof-Cohen (11 months old), Geldof married Cohen in 2012. She lost her own mother at age 11, when Paula Yates died in September 2000.