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Socialite Peaches Geldof dies at age 25

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. 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."

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