Peaches Geldof funeral: Bob Geldof joins music stars as he leads tributes
The music world remembers Peaches Geldof at a service in Kent today
Sir Bob Geldof is expected to pay tribute to his daughter, Peaches Geldof, at her funeral service in Faversham, Kent today.
Other stars expected to attend include Bono, Annie Lennox and Jools Holland. The Geldof family said the funeral would be private.
The service will be held at the same church where the funeral of Peaches’ mother, Paula Yates, took place in 2000 after she died following an accidental heroin overdose.
St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence Church in the Kent village of Davington, near Faversham, is also where the late 25-year-old married musician Tom Cohen, the father of her two children, in 2012.
The death of the young model, socialite and television presenter is still a mystery, with Kent police treating her passing as a “ non-suspicious, unexplained sudden death”. A post-mortem has been ruled as inconclusive, pending further toxicology tests.
Her body was found at the home that she shared with her two young sons and husband on 7 April, after officers were called “following a report of concern for the welfare of a woman”.
Geldof had recently spoken of her “perfect life” balance, describing how she eschewed partying for parenthood. She is survived by her two children, Astala, 23 months, and Phaedra, 11 months.
“Before having two fat little cherubs under two (who expect attention and military-esque devotion to their every need 24 hours a day), I lived a life of wanton wanderlust,” she wrote as part of her final piece as a columnist for Mother & Baby.
“With fun-loving friends from Los Angeles to London, I was lost in a haze of youth and no responsibilities. Other than work, there was nothing stopping me from having constant fun. But it was becoming boring. I wanted an anchor – I craved it. And, when I had two wailing, smiling, joyful little blobs of waddling pink flesh, they became my entire existence, and saved me from one of pure apathy.”
Her father, Bob Geldof, paid tribute last week, describing her as the “wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us”.
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