IN a chilling repeat of her own mother’s tragic death 14 years earlier, Peaches Geldof reportedly died with her baby son at her side.
Peaches’ death mirrors that of her mother Paula Yates, who was found dead by a friend on September 17, 2000 with Peaches’ younger sister Tiger Lily, then aged four, playing beside her.
Peaches’ final online post was a picture of herself as a child in her mum’s arms, captioned, “Me and my mum”. She was 11 when her mother died.
“The hope is that Phaedra is so young he wasn’t aware of what was going on. The most important thing is that he’s OK,” a source close to the family told The Sun.
“Phaedra was by her side most of the time, even when she was sleeping. At the very least, there can be some comfort that she wasn’t by herself when she died.”
It can also be revealed that Peaches’ husband Thomas Cohen tried frantically to call his 25-year-old wife on the day she died.
When she did not answer Cohen, who was in London with their older son Astala, aged 23 months, contacted a friend who went to the house and then called police “concerned for her welfare”.
“It is devastating for Tom that he wasn’t there but it couldn’t have been avoided,” the source close the family told The Sun.
Tragic loss … Babies Astala and Phaedra play with their mother Peaches Geldof in December last year.) Source: Getty Images
Peaches’ father, Sir Bob Geldof, 62, visited Peaches’ home for the first time since she was found dead.
He met Cohen’s parents Keith and Susan, both 53, and the two men spent 20 minutes talking in the garden.
Sir Bob spent two hours at the property and was seen carefully putting Peaches’ prized belongings in his car.
Tormented family … Peaches Geldof (left) with her sister Pixie. Source: AP
News Corp Australia reported yesterday how Peaches said after visiting doctors that “I had the heart of a 90-year-old gangster.”
Sir Bob led the tributes which flooded in after her death.
In a touching tribute signed by Sir Bob, his partner Jeanne Marine, and Peaches’ sisters Fifi Trixibelle, Pixie and Tiger, they said the family was “beyond pain”.
“She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us.”
Cohen said his wife was adored by him and their two sons whom he would bring up “with their mother in their hearts every day”.
Peaches’ elder sister Fifi posted a picture on Instagram of the two of them together when they were children, writing: “My beautiful baby sister … Gone but never forgotten. I love you. Peaches funeral is expected to be at Davington Church, Kent, where she married Cohen in 2012.
Peaches had an MTV show and wrote a column for Mother & Baby magazine.
Cohen is believed to be caring for his sons at his parents’ home in South East London.
Original Source: www.news.com.au