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Wednesday 7 October 2015

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

Published 08/04/2014

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

Tributes to Peaches Geldof have been pouring in after news of her death emerged yesterday.

Irish President Michael D Higgins, who begins a state visit to Britain today and was due to meet Geldof during the trip, said his thoughts were with the family.

"I extend my deepest sympathies to Bob Geldof and his family on the sudden and untimely death of his daughter Peaches," he said.

"This is such a difficult cross to bear for any family and all of our thoughts are with Peaches' family and friends at this time. Sabina and I were due to meet Bob Geldof while on the state visit and we are thinking of him at this time of immense loss."


In a statement posted on her website, singer Sinead O'Connor paid tribute to Ms Geldof and Sean Fogerty, whose body was found at the weekend after he went missing last month.

She said: "I'd like to extend my deepest sympathies to the Fogarty family and the Geldof family on the dreadful losses of Sean and of Peaches this week. I'm so, so sad that these deaths have happened and that people I love so much have been given such awful pain."

This Morning host Phillip Schofield, who appeared with Ms Geldof on the ITV show, wrote: "Utterly stunned at the terrible news of the death of Peaches Geldof! The dreadful loss of a really lovely woman."

His co-host Holly Willoughby said: "Just heard about Peaches, so unbelievably tragic. So shocked and sad. Sending my thoughts and love to her family".

Singer Ellie Goulding said: "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".

Her friend the model Daisy Lowe posted a picture of a broken heart on Twitter.

Sharon Osbourne wrote: "Devastated about @peaches-g. Sending condolences & respect to the Geldof family. It's unimaginable what they must be going through right now."

Lily Allen said: "My thoughts are with Peaches' family at this awful time. I hope they get to grieve in peace. Peaches, rest in peace gorgeous girl".

Coronation Street star Antony Cotton said: "May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest".

Spandau Baller star Martin Kemp tweeted: "RIP Peaches Geldof, what do you say, my heart goes out to Bob and all his family, I truly am saddened by this horrible news!"

Coleen Rooney, wife of England footballer Wayne, tweeted: "Can't believe what I have just heard. RIP Peaches Geldof, such sad news."

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'

Comedian Dom Joly wrote: "Had my run-ins with Peaches Geldof in the past but what awful, sad news."

Presenter Myleene Klass tweeted: "The news of beautiful Peaches is utterly devastating, God bless her babies. RIP mama xxx"

Author Irvine Welsh added: "Very sad to hear of the tragic, untimely death of Peaches Geldof. Thoughts with Bob G and the family."

Rapper Professor Green told fans on Twitter: "never knew Peaches but the loss of a life so young is a horrible thing, especially leaving behind two children".

Alexandra Burke said:" I can't believe Peaches has passed feel so numb. I've never met anyone so kind before. She was a beautiful person".

X-Factor supremo Simon Cowell tweeted: "So sad to hear about Peaches. Rest in peace."

He said later: "The few times I met Peaches she was a sweet, funny warm person. Much love to her family she has left behind."

DJ Janice Long said: "Peaches Geldof Always loved your spirit. Just like your Mum. Thinking of you and yours. RIP"

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