Stars come out for Peaches' funeral

Published Monday, 21 April 2014
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Celebrity mourners joined with friends and family of Peaches Geldof to bid a final farewell to the model and television presenter at her funeral.

Stars come out for Peaches' funeral
Peaches Geldof died at her family home in Kent. (© Getty)

A poignantly decorated coffin, which included a picture of her young family, carried the 25-year-old's remains to the private service in the same church where the funeral of her mother Paula Yates was held.

Sir Bob Geldof is thought to have led tributes to his daughter in front of a host of well-known personalities at St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence church in the village of Davington, near Faversham in Kent.

They included Sarah Ferguson, supermodel Kate Moss, Four Weddings and a Funeral screenwriter Richard Curtis, musician and television personality Jools Holland, former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman and BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show presenter Nick Grimshaw.

Peaches' coffin was painted sky blue, with clouds and flowers along the side and a picture of her family and pets at the back.

Dozens of locals gathered outside the church, which is where Peaches married musician Tom Cohen, the father of her children, in 2012.

It is also where television presenter Paula married Sir Bob in 1986.

Paula's funeral was held there after she died from an accidental heroin overdose in 2000, aged 41.

There were bouquets and cards left outside the entrance to Davington Priory, Sir Bob's country estate next to the church, where Peaches grew up.

Written in chalk on the church's wall, a message read "RIP Peaches".

Mystery still surrounds her sudden death on 7 April.

Her body was found at the home she shared with her husband and their two young sons, Astala, 23 months, and 11-month-old Phaedra, in Wrotham, Kent, after officers were called "following a report of concern for the welfare of a woman".

Former Boomtown Rats singer Sir Bob paid tribute to his daughter alongside his partner Jeanne Marine and Ms Geldof's sisters Fifi Trixibelle, Pixie and Tiger, saying she was the "wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us".

Kent Police said it was being treated as a "non-suspicious, unexplained sudden death".

An inquest is not expected to be opened by the coroner until after the results of toxicology tests are known.

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