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  • 8 April 2014, 11:40

Peaches Geldof's Tragic Last Tweet

The last tweet by Peaches Geldof, 24 hours before her death, was a tragic reflection of her life.

The tweet showed Peaches as a toddler in the arms of her mother, Paula Yates.

The caption simply read: "Me and my mum".

Yates died of a heroin overdose in 2000 at the age of 41.

Peaches, the second daughter of Yates and musician Bob Geldof, was 11 at the time.

Dan Wooton, showbiz editor of The Sun, told Sky News: "I knew her (Peaches) through work. She was a highly troubled person and obviously someone who dealt with massive tragedy in her life.

"It was something that haunted her life.

"What is particularly tragic and poignant is that the last photo she posted on Twitter was a picture of her and her mother. You do have to wonder where her head was at."

Speaking to Elle Magazine in 2013, Peaches admitted she had struggled to come to terms with Yates's death.

"I remember the day my mother died, and it's still hard to talk about it. I just blocked it out. I went to school the next day because my father's mentality was 'Keep calm and carry on'," she said.

"So we all went to school and tried to act as if nothing had happened. But it had happened. I didn't grieve. I didn't cry at her funeral.

"I couldn't express anything because I was just numb to it all. I didn't start grieving for my mother properly until I was maybe 16."

Despite these difficulties, Peaches had somehow managed to get to grips with her grief, according to Ray Levine, her publicist between 2009 and 2011.

"Peaches had overcome a lot in her childhood and seemed to be getting her life together," he told Sky News.

"From a parental point of view, he (Bob Geldof) would have had his frustrations with her over the years, but of late she had really come good.

"She'd matured. Having to deal with the death of your mother at such a young age, with the complicated circumstances surrounding her death, would be difficult for any child, but particularly for someone in the public spotlight.

"But Peaches overcame that. This is the last thing you would have expected to happen to her."

On the day Peaches married musician Tom Cohen, she told Hello magazine that her mother was "watching over" her.

The pair, who had two children together, married at the St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence Church in Kent, where her parents wed and where her mother's funeral was held.

"I feel her presence all the time but especially today," Peaches said.

"Mum loved family celebrations and she would adore Tom and the fact that we've married here.

"I know that she is watching over me and feeling so happy for us."

Peaches leaves behind two sons - Astala Dylan Willow and Phaedra Bloom Forever.

Phaedra was born on April 24, 2013 and shared a birthday with her late grandmother.

Strangely, April 24 had also been the due date of Astala, but his birth was brought forward when it was decided that Peaches should have a Caesarean.

Peaches started writing a column for Mother and Baby in February.

The magazine's editor-in-chief, Claire Irvin, paid tribute to Peaches as a mum.

"She said it herself but being a mother seemed to make her whole," she told Sky News. "She was the most loving, doting mother you could imagine.

"She has two beautiful boys and she clearly adored them.

"She not only threw herself into it wholeheartedly and had a lot of fun with it, but she was also very well read, she explored different theories on parenting.

"She'd not only gone about it with a warm, instinctive approach, but also with a very considered, intelligent approach as well.

"She was an incredible mum to those boys."