Journalist/DJ/TV Presenter Peaches Geldof Dies at 25

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Peaches Geldof, the daughter of Sir Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, has died. According to the BBC, police say they were called to an address near Wrotham, Kent following a report of concern for the welfare of a woman on Monday afternoon. Geldof was later pronounced dead by South East Coast Ambulance Service. “At this stage, the death is being treated as unexplained and sudden,” said a statement from Kent Police.

Geldof entered journalism at the age of 15, writing a column for Elle. She later contributed to the Telegraph and the Guardian, and presented TV shows including ITV2’s OMG! with Peaches Geldof. Geldof also worked as a DJ, spinning at events for brands and appearing at club nights.

“People expect me to play crappy pop like The Kooks or Kaiser Chiefs,” she told Time Out London in 2006. “But we [Fifi Brown, her best friend and Trash Pussies partner] play obscure music like rave, grime, garage, hip hop, ’60s psych, ’60s rock ’n’ roll… We’re always getting big DJs coming up and saying “what’s that record?” ’ Like what? ‘We play electro, like Miss Kittin, Chromeo and Fischerspooner. DJ Dee Kline’s “Sexy Cinderella” is sick. And we play cheesy rave

Geldof was married to musician Thomas Cohen, with whom she had two sons, Astala, one, and Phaedra, who will turn one on April 24. She leaves her husband and sons; father Bob Geldof; sisters Fifi Trixibelle and Pixie; and younger half-sister, Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof.

Yehouda Silverman

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