Peaches Geldof Funeral Draws Famous Mourners
LONDON – Former Rolling Stones member Bill Wyman, Sarah Ferguson and musician and BBC music show host Jools Holland were among the mourners at Peaches Geldof's funeral on Monday.
The ceremony was held on Easter Monday at lunchtime at the same church in Kent, England where the daughter of Bob Geldof also married in 2012. The church also served as the venue for the funeral of her mother Paul Yates who died in 2000 of a heroin overdose.
The 25-year-old TV presenter, model and socialite died suddenly two weeks ago at her home. The BBC said father Bob Geldof gave the eulogy. Her ashes were expected to be scattered in the estate's garden, according to reports.
British TV news shows on Monday showed some footage of flowers from well-wishers laid outside the church, which is next to Bob Geldof's Davington Priory country estate where Peaches Geldof grew up.
A hearse carrying a sky blue coffin arrived just before 1 p.m. London time, sporting a painted picture of Geldof, her husband, their two young sons and pet dogs, according to media reports.
The Geldof family told the media that the service, at which Peaches' younger sister Pixie was also expected to pay tribute, would be private.
Geldof's body was found on April 7 at the Kent home she shared with her husband, musician Thomas Cohen, and their sons Astala, 23 months, and Phaedra, 11 months.
Her cause of death is still not known as a first autopsy was inconclusive. The results of toxicology tests are expected in the coming weeks, after which an inquest is expected to be opened. Police have said the death is being treated as a "non-suspicious, unexplained sudden death."
Geldof''s father, the former frontman of The Boomtown Rats and the face of ground-breaking charity concert LiveAid, in a statement released after her death described his daughter as the "wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us."