Peaches Geldof, the 25-year-old daughter of iconic singer-songwriter Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, died suddenly and inexplicably at her South East England home on Monday, April 7. As of this morning, USA Today reports that the autopsy results are “inconclusive.” Toxicology tests are scheduled, but the results could take several weeks.
Bob Geldof released a statement on behalf of the family later that evening:
“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?”
News of Peaches’ death sent shock waves through the music community as many notable artists took to Twitter to express condolences and grief:
@lilyallen My thoughts are with Peaches' family at this awful time. I hope they get to grieve in peace. Peaches, rest in peace gorgeous girl
— Lily Allen (@lilyallen) April 7, 2014
you were a sparkling, lovely person who showed me such kindness. rest easy, peaches
— Lorde (@lordemusic) April 7, 2014
In shock. RIP Peaches. Heartfelt condolences to her family and loved ones.
— Sky Ferreira (@skyferreira) April 7, 2014
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
— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) April 7, 2014
Peaches had begun a media career at age 15 writing a column for Elle Magazine. She went on to write for publications such as the Guardian and the Telegraph, eventually becoming a television personality in Britain, most notably of her own show OMG! with Peaches Geldof. She was married to Tom Cohen of post-punk band S.C.U.M., and leaves behind two children under age 2.
Her mother, Paula Yates, died in 2000 of a drug overdose.