Bob Geldof with Peaches [getty]
Bob Geldof has spoken out about his daughter Peaches death for the first time. Peaches tragically died in April and in an interview with Lorraine this morning Bob revealed that he is still struggling to come to terms with what happened.
‘You know these things assault you, without warning,’ he said, ‘I'm walking down the road and suddenly out of the blue there's an awareness of her and I buckle. I've got to be very careful because walking down the Kings Road there's paps everywhere so I have to duck off into a lane or something and blub for a while and then get on with it.’
Bob also revealed that he has been overwhelmed by the support he and his family have received in the wake of her death. ‘Let me just immediately say that we were overwhelmed by people writing to us in the kindest way. Obviously complete strangers but who felt it and the nice thing about that was that this young girl had made such an impact especially on her generation,’ he said.
Peaches was found dead at the home that she shared with her husband Thomas Cohen and their two children at the beginning of April, it was later revealed that recent levels of heroin was 'likely' to have attributed to Peaches Geldof's death. The results of a toxicology report reveal that the 25-year-old had the drug in her system.
At the time Bob released a statement which read, ‘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. How sad that sentence is. [Geldof's husband] Tom and her sons Astala and Phaedra will always belong in our family, fractured so often, but never broken. Bob, Jeanne, Fifi, Pixie and Tiger Geldof.’