Tribute to Chilfest headliner Sir Bob Geldof’s daughter Peaches following her death yesterday

PA Peaches Geldof

PA Peaches Geldof

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The organisers behind Tring’s second annual Chilfest have expressed their sadness at the death of festival headliner Sir Bob Geldof’s daughter Peaches.

Sir Bob is due to top the bill on the Friday night of the July musical extravaganza as frontman of his Irish New Wave band the Boomtown Rats.

Sir Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats
Sir Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats

His middle child Peaches was discovered dead at her Kent home yesterday, prompting the Live Aid concert organiser to issue a statement saying he was ‘beyond pain’ and describing the 25-year-old mother of two as “the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us.”

On the event’s Facebook page and Twitter account, Chilfest bosses wrote: “Tragic news about Peaches Geldof, our thoughts are with her family at this terrible time.”

Peaches death is described by police as non-suspicious but unexplained. She leaves behind a husband and two young sons below the age of two.

As yet there has been no news as to whether Sir Bob and the Boomtown Rats will alter their performing schedule for the year.


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