Peaches Geldof's friends and family are shocked today after learning that the beautiful British socialite has been found dead in her Kent, England home. The mother of two was 25.
Though the death is still "being treated as unexplained and sudden," according to Kent Police, insiders close to the daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates fear that the beautiful blonde's death could be connected to her mother's overdose when she was a child.
In November 2012, Peaches opened up to Elle UK about the fact that she never got over her parents' divorce and mother's heroin overdose when she was a child. Her parents' split when she was 7, and her mom died when she was 11.
"I was completely aware of the whole situation, the transition of my mother who was amazing, who wrote books on parenting, who gave us this idyllic childhood in Kent; and who then turned into this heartbroken shell of a woman who was just medicating to get through the day," Peaches told Elle.
"On top of that, there was my father who was very embittered and depressed," she continued. "It was like living on a permanent see-saw and very scary and sad. Those feelings have always stayed with me, they just never went away."
Today friends of the British stunner are haunted by her words as police try to piece together the puzzle of her death. Though Peaches has been posting frequent photos of her baby on her popular Instagram account in the last two months, the young mom rarely smiled in the pictures. Looking tired and extremely skinny, Peaches didn't seem exuberant.
Friends are also alarmed by the fact that the last photo she posted of herself on Instagram on April 6 was one of herself and her mother, Paula Yates, when Peaches was a child. Peaches simply captioned the photo "Me and my mum." But many commenters knew the tragic overdose story all too well.
The comments on the photo today were incredibly eerie. Instead of commenters talking about how cute Peaches was as a kid, they mourned the loss of both mother and daughter.
Peaches, who admitted to dabbling with drugs and alcohol when she was a teenager, seemed to revel in being a mom. Her Instagram account was devoted to her two children, and she was determined to give them the stable life that her parents didn't give her.
"I did experiment with drugs, I did get drunk and go to parties, but I was never that wild," Peaches told Elle. "I could have let myself spiral, but all the time I remembered what happened to my mum."
Married to singer Thomas Cohen, Peaches said that her children truly transformed her life. Especially her son Astala. "His birth was like a rebirth for me, and I honestly never thought anything in my life would ever be good. I’m obsessed with getting it right," she said. "The second I held him it was like this missing piece of my life being put into place; everything started to heal."
If an overdose was the cause of Peaches' death, the feeling among insiders is it may have been accidental. She looked healthy at a fashion show she attended in London on April 3, and all week last week she was posting photos of her children and beloved dog on Instagram.
Many celebrities who are depressed stop posting on their social-media accounts shortly before a suicide. But Peaches was online often, which makes her horrific death even more confusing.
Now Peaches' friends, family and the police are left to understand the story of a tragic beauty, constantly plagued by her mother's death.