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UK: Peaches Geldof dies aged 25

18:52 07 April 2014

Peaches Geldof. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Peaches Geldof. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Peaches Geldof the daughter of musician Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, has died aged 25.

Police were called to an address near Wrotham, Kent, this afternoon following a report of concern for the welfare of a woman.

She was later pronounced dead by South East Coast Ambulance Service.

A statement for Kent Police said: “At this stage, the death is being treated as unexplained and sudden.”

The television presenter and journalist, was married to musician Thomas Cohen, with whom she had two sons, Astala, one, and Phaedra, who will turn one on April 24.

She lost her own mother at the age of 11. Paula Yates died of a drug overdose in September 2000.

Bob Geldof, leader singer of the Boomtown Rats and founder of Band Aid, has reacted in disbelief to his daughter’s death.

“How is this possible that we will not see her again?” he said

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