LONDON (AP) — Peaches Geldof, the wild-child second daughter of concert organizer Bob Geldof who worked as a model, a television presenter and a fashion writer and filled the pages of British tabloids with her late-night antics, has died at age 25.
There was no immediate word on the cause of her death at her home in Wrotham,Kent, southeast England.
Her father said in a statement Monday: “Peaches has died. We are beyond pain.”
“She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us,” he said. “Writing ‘was’ destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? We loved her and will cherish her forever.”
It was signed by Bob, Jeanne (his partner), sisters Fifi and Pixie and half-sister Tiger Geldof.
The news came as a shock to Britain’s entertainment and fashion circles, where Peaches had been active. She was a frequent attendee at fashion shows and was photographed just last week at a show in London.
Kent police declined to name Geldof, but when asked about her death they said in a statement that officers were called to a house near Wrotham following a report of concern for a woman’s welfare Monday afternoon. They said the 25-year-old woman was pronounced dead by emergency officers, and that the death is being treated as “unexplained and sudden.”