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Peaches Geldof, Everything You Need to Know About the Late English Columnist

Mar 8 2020 By Aayushma B.  
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Peaches Geldof arrives at the BRIT Awards 2014 at the O2 Arena in London on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. (Photo by Jon Furniss Photography/Invision/AP)

It was tragic to hear about her death 6 years ago when Peaches Geldof had overdosed on heroin. Peaches Geldof was alone with her 11-month-old child when she died at her home in Wrotham.  The mother of 2 children had previously seen using drugs. However, she was trying to quit and get over it for months. Her husband thought she was then clean because she had stopped for a while.

Peaches Geldof had a privileged life but not something you would dream of. She lost her mother to drugs in the same way when she was only 11. Her relatives and close ones would describe her as fun, witty, clever and charming. Peaches Geldof died at an age of 25 due to an overdose leaving behind her two children (sons) who were only 23 and 11 months.

Thomas Cohen, her husband said, “My beloved wife Peaches was adored by myself and her two sons Astala and Phaedra and I shall bring them up with their mother in their hearts every day.”

Who was Peaches Geldof?

Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof-Cohen was a model, TV personality and an English columnist. She was born on 13th March 1989 in London. Peaches had her TV own shows and wrote for magazines. She also worked as a model for some time as well.

Peaches Geldof and Bob Geldof
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Peaches Geldof

She was married to Max Drummey for about a year before splitting up in February 2009. Peaches married husband Thomas Cohen about 3 years later on Septemeber 2012. She has given birth to two sons with Cohen.

Her parents Bob Geldof and Paula Yates:

Peaches was born as a second daughter to her parents Bob Geldof and Paula Yates. Her parents divorced in 1996 and she was raised in London until she moved to New York after school. Peaches’ parents were both celebrities and were popular.

Her father was a musician and her mother was a TV presenter.

Geldof’s Educational Background:

Peaches Geldof grew up in Chelsea, London, and Kent. She went to Queen’s College for her schooling. The late columnist moved out of her father’s house at the age of 18. She decided to rent a flat in Islington, London. Peaches completed her A-levels and was subsequently accepted at Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London. She was planning to study English literature and journalism but decided to move to New York instead and started working there.

Peaches Geldof’s wedding with husband Thomas Cohen:

Peaches Geldof and Thomas Cohen got married to September 8, 2012, at their Kent country mansion. She had married Max Drummey before that but got divorced within a year. On the day of her wedding, Peaches reportedly wore three different gowns. She married Cohen only 5 months after giving birth to their first son Astala.

Peaches Geldof
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Peaches Geldof wedding photo

In a very unconventional way, the ring bearer at the wedding was their 8 months old puppy, Parper. They got married in the same church where her late mother Paula Yates was laid to rest 14 years ago.

How did Peaches Geldof die?

Peaches died of a heroin overdose in her home at Wrotham, Kent. She was found dead on a spare bedroom by her husband Thomas Cohen on April 7, 2014. The mother of two had apparently injected heroin with a purity of 61 percent as compared to 26 percent usual ones. She had been trying to quit drugs for a long period of time. She was declared dead the previous night at about 8 PM itself after the test. However, when the police searched they found and seized drug paraphernalia at the house.

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Peaches Geldof spent a pretty normal day shopping and talking to her friends and family before she died. She even shared a picture of her mother captioned, “Me and my mum” just hours before she died. Her husband Tom tried to contact her at around 9:48 PM of the night that she dies. Although she didn’t pick up, he didn’t think it was something to be worried about. However, after hours of no replies, he decided to go and check for himself.

Peaches mother also died of a heroin overdose:

It was very unfortunate to realize that her mother had also died of the same fate when Peaches was just 11. Paula Yates died of a heroin overdose on her own daughter Pixie’s 10th birthday.

Peaches Geldof
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She accidentally overdosed on heroin. Yates was found dead while in the presence of her 4-years-old daughter Tiger. Yates had a very similar professional career to Peaches Geldof.

How was Geldof’s Childhood?

Peaches Geldof definitely didn’t have any scarcity growing up. But she definitely felt the absence after losing her mother at 11. She said in an interview with Elle Magazine in 2013:

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Peaches Geldof

“I remember the day my mother died, and it’s still hard to talk about it. I just blocked it out.” She added “I went to school the next day because my father’s mentality was ‘keep calm and carry on’. So we all went to school and tried to act as if nothing had happened. But it had happened, I didn’t grieve. I didn’t cry at her funeral, couldn’t express anything because I was just numb to it all. I didn’t start grieving for my mother properly until I was maybe 16.”

Peaches Geldof’s children now:

Peaches Geldof gave birth to two children with her husband Cohen. She gave birth to her first son on 21 April 2012, and her second son was born on 24 April 2013. They named their elder son Astala Dylan Willow Geldof-Cohen. And they named their younger son Phaedra Bloom Forever Geldof-Cohen.

Since the death of their mother, Thomas Cohen has been taking care of their children. Two years after their mother’s death, the children were seen with their father Thomas leading their aunt, Fifi Geldof’s wedding ceremony. Thomas Cohen has been making sure that his children aren’t really harassed by the paparazzi and make sure that they are safe. Their photos are rarely taken in public and even if it’s done, it’s blurred out. Even during Fifi’s wedding, no cameras were allowed inside.

Peaches Geldof House now:

The house in Kent where Peaches Geldof’s body was found, remained untouched for months.

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The house was abandoned while nature had taken over the property.

Peaches Geldof’s Net Worth:

It was reported that at the time of her death Peaches Geldof’s net worth was £884,274 ($1.15 million). However, it was found that she also had an outstanding debt of £450,000. So, after the reduction, the net amount was divided between her husbands and the kids. As per the will, £250,000 will be given to her husband Thomas Cohen and the remaining to her kids.

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