Geldof's family tragedy: Paula Yates, Peaches Geldof and Michael Hutchence
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The death of Peaches Geldof has shocked the world and her death marks another chapter that has rocked father Bob Geldof's family life to its core. Peaches was found dead at her family home in Kent yesterday in a death that police are treating as "non-suspicious but unexplained and sudden".
Born in 1989 to Geldof and his then wife Paula Yates, Peaches was their middle daughter between older sister Fifi and younger sister Pixie. Yates was a successful TV presenter and big media personality in the music world.
When Peaches was only 5 years old though, Yates began seeing Michael Hutchence, the lead singer of band INXS. Needless to say, there wasn't much love between Hutchence and Geldof and it led to a prompt divorce.
Hutchence and Yates then had a baby girl together, named Tiger Lily, but only a year and half after her birth, Hutchence was found dead in his room at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Sydney aged just 37. Geldof won full custody of Pixie, Peaches and Fifi shortly after as Yates attempted suicide in the wake of Hutchence's death.
Then in 2000, Paula Yates was found dead in her London home from a heroine overdose at the age of 41. Geldof took Tiger Lily into his care and raised her along with her sisters but he made an extra effort to protect Tiger Lily from the world of show business.
Peaches though, loved the limelight just like her mom and from a very young age she was getting plenty of attention. She was only 25 years of age and in the middle of a promising TV presenting career which TV echoed her mothers in many ways.
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Bob Geldof paid tribute to his daughter in a statement yesterday which read “Peaches has died. We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us. Writing 'was' destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child.". Peaches is survived by her husband Tom Cohen and two children Astala and Phaedra.