Fifi trixibelle geldof has posted an emotional tribute to her younger sister Peaches, who was found dead at her home yesterday afternoon.
Police said the death of the 25-year-old mother of two is ‘unexplained and sudden’, but is not being treated as suspicious. A post mortem is due to be carried out within the next few days.
Bob Geldof says the family are ‘beyond pain’ at the death of Peaches, who he called ‘the wittiest and most bonkers of all of us’.
Adding to the tributes Fifi Trixibelle Geldof posted a picture on Instagram of herself and little sister Peaches as youngsters, with the caption:
My beautiful baby sister… Gone but never forgotten. I love you, Peaches x
Earlier today President Michael D Higgins offered his sympathies to the Geldof family, saying:
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.
Peaches was a journalist and model who first began writing columns for UK newspapers at the age of 14. She married musician Tom Cohen in 2012, with whom she had two young sons, Astala and Phaedra.
She was an advocate of attachment parenting, the merits of which she famously debated with Katie Hopkins on ITV’s This Morning. Her eloquent, witty argument showed the former party girl in a new light, and won her many new fans.