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Peaches Geldof’s funeral held in church laden with family history

Peaches Geldof casket
Peaches Geldof’s uniquely decorated casket arrives at her funeral on Monday in Davington, Kent, England. The 25-year-old mother of two and daughter of Live Aid co-founder Bob Geldof died April 7.
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Peaches Geldof, a British model, TV personality and writer, was laid to rest Monday in southern England in a brightly decorated casket that on one side reflected her life as a wife and mother of two. 

Family and friends attended the private funeral, with famous faces including Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, models Kate Moss and Alexa Chung, musicians Jools Holland and former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, and BBC1 TV presenter Nick Grimshaw spotted on arrival, the Guardian reported. 

Peaches Geldof, daughter of Boomtown Rats frontman and Live Aid co-founder Bob Geldof, died April 7 at age 25. She was reportedly found near her younger son, 11-month-old Phaedra. Son Astala is nearly 2 years old.

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The service was held at St. Mary Madgalene and St. Lawrence Church in Kent, the same church where Peaches married husband Thomas Cohen in 2012 and where her parents were married in 1986.

The church, near the family estate where Peaches grew up, was also where the funeral of Peaches’ mother, Paula Yates, was held in 2000. Yates died of a heroin overdose at age 41.

The cause of Geldof’s sudden death has still not been determined, and an inquest won’t be opened until after toxicology tests come back in the next couple of weeks. Authorities so far consider the death to be “non-suspicious.”

Geldof’s ashes will be spread in the gardens at the family estate, the BBC reported. 



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