Deaths | Peaches Geldof

British Journalist, Model, and LGBT Ally Peaches Geldof Dead at 25

Peaches Geldof, the second daughter of musician Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, has died at the age of 25, the BBC reports:

GeldofPolice say they were called to an address near Wrotham, Kent following a report of concern for the welfare of a woman on Monday afternoon.

The woman, aged 25, was later pronounced dead by South East Coast Ambulance Service.

"At this stage, the death is being treated as unexplained and sudden," said a statement from Kent Police.

Geldof was a tv host and former journalist with The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph. She also worked as a model.

Geldof was also a staunch LGBT ally. Among her statements for equality was one she made in 2012 in a column in The Independent:

"For a country and culture that declares ourselves so progressive, our governments, citizens and, of course, our churches, can be small-minded bigots at the best of times. One day we'll look back on the gay marriage ban as we look back on historical events like apartheid. Because in the end, that's what it is - pointless, futile segregation."

Read her full column here.

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  1. It is always tragic when someone under thirty dies. This young woman grew up with every material advantage but seemed unable to find peace.

    Posted by: Graeco | Apr 7, 2014 1:43:32 PM


  2. She just HAD to die young. She wasn't a reporter, nor a staunch alley but whatever. You guys didn't live with her nor Amy Winehouse, day in and out in making Lohan seem mild in comparison but R.I.P Peaches, you bit your Mum's age death by a few years.

    Heroin isn't good kids.

    Posted by: Rowan | Apr 7, 2014 1:59:48 PM


  3. Thanks for the sociopathic take on things, Rowan. Were you born without empathy or was that the product of your upbringing?

    Posted by: Tyler | Apr 7, 2014 3:14:37 PM


  4. Rowan's not wrong.... sad, hard truth, but truth no less.

    Posted by: Isaak | Apr 7, 2014 3:18:21 PM


  5. very sad :(

    Posted by: litper | Apr 7, 2014 3:49:39 PM


  6. very sad :(

    Posted by: litper | Apr 7, 2014 3:49:39 PM


  7. I think I'm going to wait for the investigation to be complete rather than pretending to know what happened.

    Posted by: Randy | Apr 7, 2014 5:53:24 PM


  8. "Heroin isn't good kids." - You have no idea what the cause of her death was. And "kids"? How patronising.

    Posted by: DANSWON | Apr 7, 2014 7:31:37 PM


  9. If she killed herself accidentally or on purpose I have absolutely no sympathy. She has two very young children she should have put first instead of being a spoiled, selfish brat . Her mother was white trash and very self centered. I was hoping Peaches had not inherited her mother's selfishness.

    Posted by: Icebloo | Apr 7, 2014 9:29:30 PM


  10. When Stephen Gately, the gay member of Boyzone died inexplicably young, cretinous journalists and armchair numpties immediately blamed it on his 'gay lifestyle'. That young man was vilified in death like he never had been in life.

    In fact, he died because of a previously undiagnosed heart problem that kills young people - gay or straight.

    Let's not rush to judgment here.

    Until we get the medical report, we just don't knw what happened. She was 25-years-old and the mother of two baby sons. Her death is a tragedy for them as well as her husband and the rest of her family.

    And for the witless mingepiece above Rowan, I believe you call yourself - she was most emphatically a reporter and documentary-maker (just research her you idiot) and she was an unadulterated, no-holds-barred ally.

    If you wanted to impress me with the shallows of your ignorance, Rowan, you suceeded, sir. Well done.

    Posted by: dazzer | Apr 7, 2014 10:24:33 PM


  11. I'm afraid the apple doesn't fall very from the tree here.

    Posted by: chasmader | Apr 8, 2014 9:53:19 AM


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