Entertainment Celebrity Stars arrive to farewell Peaches Geldof

Stars arrive to farewell Peaches Geldof

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Mourners have started to arrive ahead of the funeral of Peaches Geldof as a host of celebrities prepare to say farewell to the television presenter and model.

Bob Geldof is expected to lead tributes to his daughter later on Monday at the same church where the funeral of her mother, Paula Yates, was held.

The press await the funeral of Peaches Geldof. Picture: Getty
The press await the funeral of Peaches Geldof. Picture: Getty

Musician and television personality Jools Holland was among the first to arrive at St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence church in the village of Davington, near Faversham in Kent.

Dozens of locals also looked on as cars began to arrive outside the church, which is where the 25-year-old socialite married musician Tom Cohen, the father of her children, in 2012.

The funeral of TV presenter Yates was held there after she died from an accidental heroin overdose in 2000, aged 41.

Bono and Annie Lennox are expected to be among the mourners who will attend the funeral, according to reports.

The Geldof family have said the service will be held in private.

Mystery still surrounds the sudden death of Geldof on April 7.

Mystery still surrounds the sudden death of Geldof on April 7.

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 Kent, after officers were called “following a report of concern for the welfare of a woman”.

Peaches Geldof and her baby son, Phaedra. Picture: Instagram
Peaches Geldof and her baby son, Phaedra. Picture: Instagram

Former Boomtown Rats singer Geldof paid tribute to his daughter alongside his partner Jeanne Marine and Peaches’ 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 and adjourned by the coroner until after the results of toxicology tests are known.