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“Unexplained” Death of Peaches Geldof Stuns Music Community

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:



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.

(Photo: LGEPR/Wikimedia)

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David Tillman is an independent composer/arranger whose primary work involves writing jingles for commercials for radio and television, with several film and television placements to his credit as well. David has a fascination for all things related to the music business and the music industry in general, an obsession which his wife finds to be mildly unhealthy at times. His personal tastes in music are in electronica and industrial rock, and include The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk and Nine Inch Nails (he loves that Trent Reznor is writing soundtracks!). When not in his office or in his man-cave, David enjoys skiing, hiking, the occasional game of golf, and sometimes just lounging by the pool. David lives with his wife and three children in Los Angeles, CA.

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