LONDON - Peaches Geldof, the wild-child second daughter of concert organizer Bob Geldof who filled the pages of British tabloids with her late-night antics as she flirted through the fashion and celebrity world, was found dead Monday at age 25. There was no immediate word on the cause of death at her home in Wrotham, Kent, southeast England but police called it "unexplained and sudden." The news came as a shock to Britain's entertainment and fashion circles, where Peaches had been active as a model, television presenter and fashion writer. She was a frequent attendee at fashion shows and was photographed just last week at a London show for the Tesco brand F&F. Peaches was 11 when her mother Paula Yates died of a drug overdose in 2000. The last tweet Peaches sent on Twitter came on Sunday, when she posted a photograph of herself as a toddler with her mother and the caption: "Me and my mum." Her father and family issued a statement Monday about her death. "Peaches has died. We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us," Geldof said. "Writing 'was' destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? We loved her and will cherish her forever." The statement was signed by Bob, Jeanne (his partner), Peaches' sisters Fifi and Pixie and her half-sister Tiger Geldof. Bob Geldof, 62, rose to fame in the late 1970s as the lead singer of the Irish punk band The Boomtown Rats. He became an internationally renowned social activist in the 1980s by marshaling the power of his fellow music celebrities, most notably as co-organizer of the 1984 Band-Aid movement and the following year's Live Aid concerts that raised millions for famine relief in Ethiopia.
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Comedian John Pinette dies
Standup comedian John Pinette has died. He was 50. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office says Pinette died at a Pittsburgh hotel on Saturday. Pinette appeared in movies including The Punisher (filmed in Tampa Bay in 2003) and had a trio of standup shows released on DVD but was perhaps best known as the portly carjacking victim whose plight lands the Seinfeld stars before a judge for failing to help under a "good Samaritan" law. The medical examiner's office says Pinette's death was from natural causes.