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Sunday 21 December 2014

Peaches Geldof: Last tweet was pic with late mum Paula Yates

The final message Peaches Geldof sent was a picture of her as a child with her mother.
The final message Peaches Geldof sent was a picture of her as a child with her mother.
Peaches Geldof at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009
FILE: Reports Suggest That Peaches Geldof Has Died Suddenly At The Age of 25 NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Peaches Geldof attends TRESemme at Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2012 show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Studio at Lincoln Center on September 12, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for TRESemme)
File photo dated 05/03/06 of the family of Bob Geldof; (left) Tiger Lilly, Pixie and Peaches applaud as he receives the Freedom of Dublin City in a special ceremony outside Mansion House in Dublin. Peaches Geldof has died at the age of 25. Photo: Julien Behal/PA
Bob Geldof with daughters Peaches and Pixie, as he recieved the "freedom of the city" honour in his hometown of Dublin.
Peaches Geldof has died at the age of 25
Sir Bob Geldof
Peaches Geldof, with her second husband Tom Cohen.
In 1989, rock star Bob Geldof, his wife, TV presenter Paula Yates, and their five-year-old daughter Fifi Trixiebelle, show off the new addition to their family, an as yet unnamed baby girl (later named Peaches), at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London. Peaches Geldof has died at the age of 25, the BBC reported tonight.
Paris Hilton and Peaches Geldof arrives for the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS 2009 benefit at the Hotel du Cap during the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2009 in Antibes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for amfAR)
Sisters Peaches (L) and Pixie Geldof attend the PPQ collection during London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2008 on February 11, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Peaches Geldof

Peaches Geldof, the daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, had moved from life as a wild child in the glare of the public gaze to becoming a mother of two.

Her second child, a boy called Phaedra Bloom Forever born on April 24 2013, shares the same birth date as her late mother, author and TV presenter Paula Yates.

She was 11 years old when her mother died of a heroin overdose at 41.

In another coincidence that date - April 24 - had also been the original due date of elder son Astala Dylan Willow, now aged two. His birth was brought forward when it was decided that she should have a Caesarean.

She is the second daughter of Geldof and Yates and the granddaughter of Hughie Green. Her sisters are Fifi Trixibelle and Pixie and she has a younger half-sister named Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily.

In an interview with Hello magazine she said of Phaedra's unusual name: "I wouldn't be a Geldof if I didn't get stick in the press about my ridiculous choice of names. I've got to uphold the family tradition.

"We chose Bloom because my middle name is Honeyblossom and also in homage to the Nirvana album In Bloom. 'Forever' we chose purely because it sounds cool. I love his name and think he sounds like a rock star."

The 25 year-old married musician Tom Cohen, the father of her children, in 2012. Cohen plays with the band S.C.U.M.

They married at the St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence Church in Kent, where her parents got married and where her mother's funeral were held.

She said she felt her late mother was "watching over" her as she got married.

She told Hello magazine: "I feel her presence all the time but especially today.

"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."

The one-time model and journalist was previously married to rock musician Max Drummey. They married in August 2008 but separated in 2009.

Her last tweet was a photograph of her and her late mother on Sunday at 10.17am.

Further Reading

Peaches Geldof tributes: Sinead O'Connor, President Higgins and Holly Willoughby join chorus of condolences 

Peaches post mortem 'in few days' 

Bob Geldof mourns daughter’s death 

Peaches Geldof dies, aged 25: Father Bob Geldof 'beyond pain' 

Under the shadow of being investigated by police, she apologised for tweeting the names of the two women whose babies were abused by rock star Ian Watkins.

She had broken a court order by naming two women who allowed their babies to be abused by the paedophile Lostprophets frontman in a series of tweets last year. She tried to explain her actions by saying she had assumed the names were already "public knowledge".

The women's names were tweeted to her 160,000 followers after she reportedly read them on a US-based website. She later said: "I deleted my tweets, however, and apologise for any offence caused."

Her media career included writing for UK newspapers and presenting TV shows including OMG! She also spent time discussing parenting techniques and was an avid believer in attachment parenting, appearing on This Morning in a head-to-head debate with Apprentice star Katie Hopkins.

 

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