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Model and socialite Peaches Geldof arrives for the screening of the film "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" out of competition at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival in this May 22, 2009 file photo. Geldof has died at her home in Kent, southern England, aged 25, British media reported on April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/Files

Band Aid founder Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches dead at age 25

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Band Aid founder Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches dead at age 25
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LONDON - Peaches Geldof, daughter of Band Aid founder and musician Bob Geldof and a media and fashion personality in her own right, has died at her home in Kent, southern England, aged 25, British media reported on Monday.

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Peaches Geldof, who was married twice and had two sons under 2 years old, had worked as a DJ, model, journalist and television personality.

Her father, an Irish singer who rose to prominence as the leader of the 1970s-1980s band the Boomtown Rats, and later organized the charity Band Aid to raise money for famine relief inEthiopia, said in a statement that the family was "beyond pain".

Peaches' mother, television presenter Paula Yates, who was married to Geldof from 1986 to 1996, died in 2000, aged 41, from a heroin overdose.

Peaches' last Twitter post, on Sunday, was a photograph of herself and her mother.

Her father issued a statement, carried on British media, saying: "She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? We loved her and will cherish her forever."

He described the family as "fractured so often but never broken".

Twitter was immediately filled with messages from fans and followers, including one that read: "Heaven gained a beautiful angel R.I.P beautiful girl."

After her marriage to Bob Geldof, Yates was involved with the Australian rock star Michael Hutchence, whose death in 1997 was ruled to have been suicide.

Local police confirmed that a 25-year-old woman had been pronounced dead after they were called to an address in Kent. They said in a statement: "the death is being treated as a non-suspicious but unexplained sudden death. The local coroner has been informed and a post mortem is expected to be carried out in the next few days."

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