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April 09

Peaches Geldof, A Tribute

By Ella Miista
This week started on a sad note. The usual Monday blues was forgotten as the news of Peaches Geldof's untimely death emerged. The 25-year-old former party girl mum of two was at the peak of her life. She treated her Instagram followers to updates of her daily doings and she seemed so happy. It wasn’t always so. In a way she probably went through, and lived, more in her 25 years that most do in the average lifetime. Daughter of Sir Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, she had quite the childhood. Six years old when her parents divorced, her life went through a drastic change. "The transition of my mother who was amazing, who wrote books on parenting, who gave us this idyllic childhood in Kent; and who then turned into this heartbroken shell of a woman who was just medicating to get through the day," she said on the divorce. Her mother’s life spiralled soon after. Her next husband Michael Hutchence of INXS committed suicide in 1997. Yates herself died of an accidental heroin overdose when Peaches was 11. This is so much more than any child should ever have to deal with but according to Peaches, she didn't really deal with it at all. It was only quite recently that she's opened up on the subject. She's said she didn't even cry at her mother's funeral. Instead she pretended like nothing had happened and carried on as usual. "I didn’t start grieving for my mother properly until I was maybe 16," she said. Whether it was the need to numb her pain or just the blind recklessness of youth, shortly after she got into drugs. Just before her last birthday she wrote in a column for Mother & Baby, "I lived a life of wanton wanderlust. With fun loving friends from Los Angeles to London, I was lost in a haze of youth and no responsibilities." The Gawker featured a story of an alleged heroin fuelled one night stand she'd had. The Sun posted a video of her buying heroin off a dealer thought to be supplying the late Amy Winehouse. She was admitted to the hospital for an alleged overdose and the Internet got a glimpse of her nude pictures. She was every father's nightmare. Her own questionable behaviour and her mother's history meant even tabloids like the Daily Mail started voicing their concern for her. But, Peaches was not her mother. She turned things around for herself. She had always kept herself busy with work - she started writing her own column for The Daily Telegraph at the age of 14. A year later Elle Girl launched in the UK and Peaches stayed with them until the magazine shut down in 2005. She's also written for The Guardian, Nylon and she's edited her own magazine. Her TV career included hosting a show as well as writing and presenting her own documentary. Fashion took her walking London Fashion Week runway and fronting the Miss Ultimo collection. Her career perhaps wouldn't have had the same start had she not been a Geldof but it's undeniable there was more to her than her famous parents. Her life eventually found a new meaning through her own family. She writes in the Mother & Baby column on her party phase, "Other than work there was nothing stopping me from having constant fun. But it was becoming boring, I wanted an anchor - I craved it. And when I had two wailing, smiling, joyful little blobs of waddling pink flesh they became my entire existence and saved me from one of pure apathy." Her life as a mother and a wife saw her find a balance in her life. She even managed to make mends with her own less than perfect childhood, something she described as 'beyond healing'. Her focus was on providing the best possible home for her own children. Parenting was a subject close to her heart. Her family was the centre of her life. "Everything else was nothingness and it just… didn’t matter. I had the perfect life – two beautiful babies who loved me more than anything. It was, and is, bliss," she writes on realising this. A post-mortem took place today but the police deemed it inconclusive, the BBC reports. A tox report is expected in the coming weeks but for now her death is treated as unsuspicious. Knowing her past it's easy to go on Twitter and call it a suicide or an overdose but... who does that? Being a teenager sucks for the best of us. Now imagine struggling with a number of unresolved family issues that would keep every private psychologist in the UK busy for a decade while stood in the limelight. You kind of have to forgive her those mistakes. Besides - she grew up to be so much more than a stupid decision of an 18-year-old. She was an intelligent young woman, a loving mother, wife, daughter and a sister. Whatever the cause of her death, it is a loss for so many. Her father said on Monday, “Peaches has died. We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us. Writing 'was’ destroys me afresh. 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.” [caption id="attachment_23913" align="aligncenter" width="350"]Peaches Geldof for Company Magazine Peaches Geldof for Company Magazine[/caption] [caption id="attachment_23914" align="aligncenter" width="350"]Peaches Geldof for Company Magazine Peaches Geldof for Company Magazine[/caption] [caption id="attachment_23915" align="aligncenter" width="470"]Peaches Geldof for W Magazine Peaches Geldof for W Magazine[/caption] [caption id="attachment_23916" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Peaches Geldof for NYLON Mag Peaches Geldof for NYLON Mag[/caption] [caption id="attachment_23901" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Peaches Geldof, copyright ELLE Peaches Geldof, copyright ELLE[/caption] [caption id="attachment_23902" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Peaches Geldof, copyright ELLE Peaches Geldof, copyright ELLE[/caption] [caption id="attachment_23900" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Peaches Geldof & Jonny Makeup, copyright NYLON Peaches Geldof & Jonny Makeup, copyright NYLON[/caption] [caption id="attachment_23909" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Peaches Geldof for W Magazine Peaches Geldof for W Magazine[/caption] [caption id="attachment_23911" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Peaches Geldof, source unknown Peaches Geldof, source unknown[/caption] [caption id="attachment_23908" align="aligncenter" width="650"]Peaches Geldof, source unknown Peaches Geldof, source unknown[/caption] [caption id="attachment_23904" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Peaches Geldof and Thomas Cohen, source unknown Peaches Geldof and Tom Cohen, source unknown[/caption] [caption id="attachment_23905" align="aligncenter" width="634"]Peaches Geldof and Tom Cohen, copyright Hello! Magazine Peaches Geldof and Thomas Cohen, copyright Hello! Magazine[/caption] [caption id="attachment_23906" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Peaches Geldof and Thomas Cohen, source unknown Peaches Geldof and Thomas Cohen, source unknown[/caption] [caption id="attachment_23899" align="aligncenter" width="646"]Peaches and her kids. Copyright Mother & Baby Peaches and her kids. Copyright Mother & Baby[/caption] Peaches Geldof Paula Yates The image of herself and her mother was the last she posted on her now closed Instagram account. May she rest in peace.
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