Peaches Geldof funeral: British TV personality is mourned by fans

Family and friends mourned British TV personality, journalist and socialite Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof at a private funeral in a 12th century church in southern England on Monday.

Geldof, 25, was the daughter of Irish musician and political activist Bob Geldof and the late British TV host and model Paula Yates. She was found dead in the home she shared with her husband, rocker Thomas Cohen and their two sons, Astala and Phaedra, on April 7.

The death is being treated as "sudden and unexplained," pending the results of a toxicology report.

Monday's funeral saw a parade of somber mourners including celebrity friends Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, as well as former Rolling Stones' bassist Bill Wyman, model Jo Wood, British television presenter Mariella Frostrup and actress Trudie Styler.

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Fans lined the road leading to the Church of St. Mary Magdalene and St. Lawrence. Thanks to her outsized personality and often wild life, Geldof had been an object of media fascination for years.

Over the course of her short career she first became familiar to TV viewers in 2005 as the star of a documentary she wrote and presented called, "Peaches Geldof: Teenage Mind." The following year "Peaches Geldof: Teen America," aired on Sky One in the UK.

In 2008 she starred in a reality show on MTV called, "Peaches: Disappear Here," in which she starts a new teen magazine. (Geldof once penned a column for "Elle Girl.")

Her final TV show was a six-part series in 2011 on ITV2 called "OMG! with Peaches Geldof." The following year she married Cohen and had her two sons in back-to-back succession.

"We are beyond pain," Bob Geldof said in a statement confirming her death. "She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us."


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