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  • 14 April 2014, 14:24

Peaches Geldof Last Interview Is Revealed

Peaches Geldof spoke of the "many parallels" between herself and her late mother Paula Yates shortly before her sudden death, it has emerged.

But in her last interview, the TV presenter said being a mother of two young sons had allowed her to achieve a new understanding, and changed her life for the better, although she had not fully made peace with her own childhood.

The 25-year-old, who had worked as a DJ, model and journalist, was found dead at her home in Wrotham, Kent, last Monday.

Her death is being treated as "non-suspicious but unexplained".

A post-mortem examination on Wednesday was inconclusive and toxicology tests are being carried out to establish a cause of death.

Ms Geldof's body was released to her family on Thursday and it is understood plans for a funeral are under way.

Prayers were said for the celebrity at the Sunday service in Wrotham village church.

She was just 11 when her mother, TV presenter Paula Yates, died from an accidental heroin overdose in 2000, aged 41.

The last tweet she posted on the day before she died was a picture of herself as a child with her mother, with the message "me and my mum".

She often spoke about her struggle to cope with her parents' break-up when she was seven and admitted to experimenting with drugs during her teenage years.

In an interview for Aga Living Magazine, published in the Sunday Times, Ms Geldof said she felt her TV presenter mother was "living through me all the time because we are just so similar".

She said: "I'm not sure I've yet fully made peace with my childhood, but with my mum I have come to terms with everything.

"She had a really difficult time. There are so many parallels between us. Now I can understand everything.

"I think you have to experience hardships and pain yourself to fully understand people who have been through it, and also you can never really experience happiness unless you've had that down feeling too.

"Sometimes it's enjoyable to be a bit depressive, I think."

Ms Geldof said being a mother had "anchored" her in place, and given her a new perspective on her own childhood.

"It meant that I had to take care of someone properly, which I wasn't doing for myself," she said.

"Now I am a mum, I can correct those awful parts of my childhood and it's a really healing process. Before, I was not at peace with myself about it because I was just traumatised.

"That's why I was living a chaotic lifestyle. But now I have the kids I can heal the situation. It's so good in every single way, really."

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