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  • 8 April 2014, 0:01

Peaches Geldof Dies: Family 'Beyond Pain'

Peaches Geldof, the daughter of Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, has been found dead at her home in Kent at the age of 25.

The death of the mother-of-two, who had worked as a DJ, model and television personality, is being treated as unexplained, but not suspicious.

Her father said: "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.

"How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? We loved her and will cherish her forever.

"How sad that sentence is. Tom and her sons Astala and Phaedra will always belong in our family, fractured so often, but never broken."

Her husband Tom Cohen said in a statement: "My beloved wife Peaches was adored by myself and her two sons Astala and Phaedra and I shall bring them up with their mother in their hearts everyday."

Police were called to her house in the small village of Wrotham at 1.35pm after receiving a report of concern for the welfare of a woman.

Peaches was pronounced dead by South East Coast Ambulance Service after emergency services were called following a report of concern for a woman's welfare.

She had previously admitted drug use as a teenager but said in 2009 that she was "sober now".

A post-mortem is expected to take place in the next few days.

In her last message on Twitter, she posted a picture of her as a child with her mother, who died of a heroin overdose in 2000 when Peaches was 11.

Her second son, Phaedra Bloom Forever, was born on April 24, 2013, and shares the same birth date as Ms Yates.

That date had also been the original due date of elder son Astala Dylan Willow, now aged two.

His birth was brought forward when it was decided she should have a Caesarean.

Peaches had recently started writing a column for Mother & Baby magazine.

Editor-in-chief Claire Irvin said she was "absolutely unique" and "just the most doting, loving mother you could imagine".

Celebrities expressed their shock on Twitter.

Her friend Lily Allen tweeted: "My thoughts are with the Geldofs at this awful time. I hope they get to grieve in peace. Peaches, rest in peace gorgeous girl."

Singer Ellie Goulding said: "Even if you think you've got it all figured out, some things still can't be explained or understood. Two beautiful children. RIP Peaches."

Rapper Professor Green wrote: "Never knew Peaches but the loss of a life so young is a horrible thing, especially leaving behind two children."

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