Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Peaches Geldof

I can't explain it, because she was just a minor celebrity cog in the universe, but I liked Peaches Geldof. As many long time readers know, when Peaches would make an appearance on a red carpet or get her photo snapped by paps, I would generally post her photo. OK, I would post her photo every time. I found her fascinating. I don't know if it was because of her background or attitude, but she was a celebrity I never found annoying even when I heard she joined Scientology. She was always a little wacky, but was someone I always wanted to meet, but never did. There are very few people on my personal celebrity list that I would like to hang out with, but she was one who I would gladly have spent some time getting to know.

I remember when she got a job as a reporter. It lasted for one event because she kept asking questions of celebrities that you or I would want to know the answers to. As you know, that kind of questioning is unacceptable in the red carpet world of celebrity interviewing. She was only 25 when she died, but it seems like she was much older because she has been in the spotlight for such a long time. One minute she would be out drinking and have nude photos hit the internet from a hookup, and the next she would be getting a tattoo or signed as the face of a new company. There was no direction in her life. Lets not forget the strange first marriage she had or the warnings from Bob Geldof that she needed to straighten out her life.

With her second marriage and the birth of her two children, I felt like she had finally found her way. Yes, there was the occasional odd Instagram photo that would show up on her feed or the instance where she decided a phone call was more important than the baby in the stroller that had just crashed, but she seemed like she was getting her life in order. Gone were the two day whirlwind trips to LA and need for constant attention and publicity. Over the past year I have heard rumors and some of them I turned into blinds. For once though, I'm not going to do a blanket reveal of all the Peaches blinds. I feel for her husband and the two kids who are going to grow up in life without their mother, much like Peaches had to grow up without hers. Her mother taken from her by bad choices and an untimely death.

Police today reported there were no hard drugs found in the house and no suicide note and the coroner was investigating her death as natural causes. While the toxicology reports might end up showing something different, I hope not. Maybe it was her huge weight loss or the fight she had for much of her adult life with heroin addiction that ultimately killed her, but I'm going to remember her as someone who cared deeply about her family and friends. The person who thought friends were way more important than the car they drove or what they did for a living. The person who posted seven photos of her family and her late mother just twenty minutes before she was found dead. I will choose to remember all the good things I heard about her, rather than the bad. RIP Peaches. Give your mom a hug.

68 comments:

greasybitches1 said...

rip

BeckyMae said...

So much tragedy in that family, it's heartbreaking....

NomNom83 said...

I have no opinion of Peaches but obviously it is heart-breaking that anyone so young should unexpectedly die. Worse yet that their father and husband must bury her and two small children will grow up not knowing their mother.

I cannot imagine my husband having to explain to our very curious 18 m.o. where mommy is. He would absolutely realize I was gone and become very, very upset. Her children will feel this. Deeply.

I write this with no judgement b/c I have a lot of empathy for those who struggle with addiction, but I do know of a guy I graduated with who got off heroin and dropped dead a couple years later (about her age, actually) b/c of the damage already done to his heart. No drugs were found in his system. I'm just wondering if maybe this is a similar situation. Which is really, really shitty b/c we always think that being clean protects addicts from such a fate.

Cleodacat said...

Enty? Is that you?? Very uncharacteristic for for you to be so compassionate, eloquent, and spelling/grammar correct.

Violet said...

Wow Enty, you almost had me in tears there. And I'm at work so not a good thing.

Renoblondee said...

Very nice Enty. So sad.

Bitchy McSnappy said...

Enty, that was lovely. What a wonderful, heartfelt tribute.

surfer said...

I was wondering the same thing, Cleo. Who wrote this column? Maybe one of the enterns.

In yesterday's Peaches' thread, a few people mentioned aneurysms. I know of two people, males, both 25, who died in their sleep from just that. Went to sleep and never woke up. You just never know.

lutefisk said...

She may have had internal damage done from years of abusing her body. Two pregnancies on top of that may have been too much for her.
A healthy person needs time to recover between pregnancies. Having one child after another might have harmed her.
I also liked her.

BeckyMae said...

@surfer Bob Geldof's mother died in her 20's from a brain aneurism which is why many are speculating that as Peaches may have been genetically predisposed...

Maggie May said...

I cannot stop thinking about her sons and her husband. To be a widower in your early 20s and have those boys to look after is so sad.

Poor Peaches, RIP.

Maggie May said...

I cannot stop thinking about her sons and her husband. To be a widower in your early 20s and have those boys to look after is so sad.

Poor Peaches, RIP.

Habibti said...

I loved her tweets. She was a beautiful soul. I personally think her heart gave in from all the weight loss. She has a family with medical problems in addition to their drug problems,so genetics were not on her side.

Desiree said...

I second what nomnom said. It pains to me to think of what my death would do to my family and my 12 month old.

It's just so damn sad.

caroline david said...

RIP girl
I hope the best for her young kids and her family

Jessi said...

Very nice Enty! I am also happy to hear you won't be pulling out the blinds, especially if they were just rumors that turned into blinds. Let this tender soul rest in peace now. My heart goes out to her family and friends. Too young.

Slap-n-Tickle said...

Very sad for one to die so young, regardless of cause.

J said...

Poor Narny and WidWid, I wasn't a fan of hers until I discovered her on INstagram. There's 2 or so months between her eldest son and mine. Her Intagram videos and photos just oozed warmth and love, they were just a normal (Albeit more well off) family. As an AP parent she has done so much for the community in the media and through her social media, and educated people and made us look more "normal". I have to say as a 35 year old woman, I'm shocked how much her death has affected me. The thoughts of her two little boys waking up this morning looking for Mama. The fact they'll have no memory of her, after she agonized over how to do the best by them just kills me. After she was ridiculed for posting their pictures on Instagram,I'm so happy she has left a wealth of videos and photos on Instagram for them, so they have a record of their first years of life. Those poor little bys...:(




PS:Enty she posted that stuff on Sunday evening and was found on Monday afternoon.

Murielle said...

Big mouth, very annoying girl with a sense of self-entitlement.
And yet she would also come across as a lost girl, vulnerable and quite lovely.
I used to see her on tv a lot and she did irritate me but at the same time I couldn't forget that she went trough some rough time and was doing the best she could. She was a young woman without a mum.
Then she became a young mum without a mum. And it is sad.
Last night I cried for her, and her sons.

Bexy H said...

Really sad for her and her family. Spent some time on Wiki looking at the family history and its crazy sad from beginning to end. Hope she finds peace.

MISCH said...

Sir Bob will be watching to make sure his grand- babies are o.k., this is too sad.

WareCat said...

Entern, girl plz.
U dnt like ne body.

This is pretty shitty tho.
RIP, pretty Mama.

Ruby said...

RIP. Beautifully written enty. I feel so sorry for her kids. I can't imagine growing up without a mother. So sad

Leekalicious said...

I didn't realize that she had been clean for so long. She really accomplished a lot in her short life, given the chaos she grew up in. The last few years of her life are an inspiration to other young women. You can see the genuine love between Peaches and her babies - it's not the grab-the-baby-for-a-photo-op love that are in many of the celeb photos.

FingerBinger said...

@BeckyMae His mother was in her 40's.

Kloie said...

Thanks, Enty - very heartfelt thoughts.

VeronicaCostello said...

Bless you for this lovely, well articulated post.

aliciabutterfly26 said...

Peaches was beautifully in love with her children, that much was obvious. Yeah, she was young and there were some "what are you thinking?" moments but I think most parents have those. I'm feeling like her death will turn out to have been a tragic but natural end.

Lux said...

I also followed her Instagram and Twitter accounts, almost religiously. I fell so in love with her boys and loved seeing her blossom as a wife and mother. She had truly found her place in the world. I'm so devastated by the news of her passing and hope it was not by her own will or negligence, because I truly believe she would never leave those boys without a mother, when she had the same awful experience as a child.

I'm so sad for her lovely husband. A widower at 24, with two children under 2. Both boys birthdays are later this month and I can't imagine how devastating that will be for him and the rest of their family to deal with. She was the kind of mother I hoped to, one day, become. Her life was only really beginning..... :'(

Lux said...

A beautifully written, thoughtful, respectful and articulate post. Thankyou Enty, for choosing to be a better person than to slander the name of a much loved mother, wife, daughter and sister.

Regardless of how anyone may feel about her, she was hopelessly in love with her children and husband. She had turned what could have been a very tumultuous life, after such a tragic childhood, into one full of love and happiness with her family, and that is what she should be remembered for.

Rest in peace, Peaches, darling. Wherever you may be, I hope you're finally back in your mother's arms. xx

auntliddy said...

"Now I know Enty's got a heart, because its breaking. "

Pen-a-lope said...

You just made me tear up a little. That was a beautiful piece you wrote. RIP Peaches.

maggs said...

Peaches, daughter of legendary rocker Bob Geldof, had recently tweeted the names of two mothers who had offered their babies to be raped by an alleged illuminati member who later admitted to the crimes after being outed by Geldof. http://youtu.be/pBLbHp_LTm8

texas rose said...

Yeh she was great- although there was that heroin thing......

Snapdragon said...

Lovely tribute. So sad.

parissucksliterally said...

If only you would do this for everyone. Yet, you rip on and reveal blinds for others.

Consistency, please.

Anna Katherine Nonymous said...

beautifully written Enty. this is what I came here for today. I too am very sad about Peaches death. how tragic for history to repeat itself in this way. my heart aches for her babies and family. whether she was clean or not I find this terribly sad. and for all of you little snipping Cunts like WARECAT PARIS SUCKS LITERALLY AND TEXAS ROSE bitching about Entys writing/blinds/and well there was the heroin: now's not the fucking time to bitch you snotty little tar hearted bitches, fucking stow it.

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lc said...

I too was shocked and saddened by the news that Peaches had died. I did not know her but I followed her on Twitter and enjoyed her daily mommy posts. I really hope that heroin was not in the picture. As a recovering junkie, I always feel survivor's guilt when someone dies from an OD, whether I knew them or not.I felt the same saddness when AnnaNicole Smith died.

Thank you Enty for not being mean.

I hope her memory will go untarnished for the sake of those two beautiful baby boys.

FingerBinger said...

Interesting this Enty didn't feel the same way about L'wren Scott. Her body wasn't even cold before there was a blind item "reveal".

lc said...

I too was shocked and saddened by the news that Peaches had died. I did not know her but I followed her on Twitter and enjoyed her daily mommy posts. I really hope that heroin was not in the picture. As a recovering junkie, I always feel survivor's guilt when someone dies from an OD, whether I knew them or not.I felt the same saddness when AnnaNicole Smith died.

Thank you Enty for not being mean.

I hope her memory will go untarnished for the sake of those two beautiful baby boys.

skimpymist said...

My favorite photo of peacches is when she's sitting in the haunted tub in her home with her baby and a ghost hand can be seen in her hair.

Tina Mallette said...

Oh I never heard that about Bob Geldof's mom, wow three generations of Geldofs with mothers dying young

Bob choked me up with the part about saying "was" being so hard.

From Enty's favourite media outlet the Daily Mail

"Officers searching Peaches Geldof's house last night after her tragic death found no evidence of hard drugs, no suicide note, and no visible signs of injury, it has been claimed.

"Last night, it emerged the coroner is probing the possibility model and writer Peaches died of natural causes, according to The Sun."

Topper Madison said...

Not to take away from the tragedy here, but where was all this love for Mickey Rooney?

@FingerBinger +1 regarding L'Wren Scott. I found out she died from one of Enty's reveals.

parissucksliterally said...

EXCUSE YOU, Anna?

Shut the fuck up! Was I talking to you? Did I say anything bad about Peaches? All I did was ask for the same respect for others when THEY die.

Go fuck yourself, and then have a nice day!

missKWyumyum said...

There's a post on blind gossip that sounds as though it's about Peaches and Scientology, although I thought I read she had left the "church"

http://blindgossip.com/?p=61625#more-61625

I always liked reading posts about her and found her very interesting. The pics with her husband and babies always looked so adorable. Very sad.

Jessi said...

Hilarious! Yay, there's that snuggly love we need everyday!

parissucksliterally said...

Jessi, not to sound like a 7 year old but...."SHE started!!!"


:)

I was not going to sit back and be attacked for no reason. That is just fucking bullshit.

CanadianMiss said...

@Topper
I think the difference is that Mickey Rooney was an old man who lived a full life.
It's hard to fathom a young person leaving behind their babes.

Jessi said...

Trust me, no judgement here, I thought it was pretty damn funny Paris. Cheers!

Meanie Rhysie, Enty #27 said...

RIP, pretty Mama.

Meanie Rhysie, Enty #27 said...

Seriously, @AnnaBatshitfuckingcrazy??

Principessa Marina said...

Lovely post, Enty. My favorite line was about her only lasting one gig as an interviewer because she asked the questions we'd want the answers to. Made me instantly like her :-(

Possible genetic link in brain aneurysms:

http://www.bafound.org/family-history

Principessa Marina said...

"@FingerBinger +1 regarding L'Wren Scott. I found out she died from one of Enty's reveals."

Now really, I know words have the power to hurt, but do you really think Enty KILLED her?

Aeol said...

So you don't think everyone deserves the same courtesy in death? You don't think Philip Seymour Hoffman or Heath Ledger or L'Wren Scott loved the people they left behind? It's a bit rich for Enty to have such sympathy and courtesy for the Geldofs and Cohens but not the other people he gossips about.

Jeri said...

Love your post, could not have been better written.

RIP Peaches

WareCat said...

Who the fuck r u calling a cunt?
Wacko.

bellaluna said...

My husband has been gone (through no choice of his own) for almost a year and a half. My son was only 2 when this went down, and I am still trying to explain that Daddy will be home as soon as he's able.

I still cry when I hear him say he misses his old home (we lost EVERYTHING) and his Daddy.

I cannot imagine how I would explain to him that Daddy was never coming home.

Ella Bee said...

As MissKW said, BG is alluding to Scientology purification rituals being the cause of death (starvation, saunas to sweat out the toxicity).

redronnie said...

@bellaluna, so sorry for you and your son's loss. Any loss for a child is senseless. Best wishes for both of you.

Margaux said...

Well written Enty, you should post more often, you are missed.

I didn't really keep track of Peaches as I thought she was a timebomb and it scared me a little how reckless she used to be. I didn't expect it to end like this though, two small boys and a husband all of whom adored her and her them ... it's so incredibly sad what has been taken from them, the Geldofs and from her. Far too young to die just as she seemingly figured it out.

Harlow17 said...

i thought enty from back in the day was friends with cory kennedy who was bfs with peaches. would have thought enty could have met her if he wanted

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Olive said...

Nice and heartfelt post.

jared terry said...

Just a couple of things to add. Firstly I would be shocked if her passing was the result of 'damage done from heroin abuse' as some have speculated here. Heroin is not at all toxic, it is far safer as a drug than alcohol (which is indeed toxic). The danger from heroin comes in two forms, the manner of ingestion and the impurities in the drug. As I see it the only way long delayed death could be blamed is if the impurities caused damage to Peaches over time. This seems very unlikely to me, the cut in heroin is often baby laxative or powders from pills. Again, not toxic enough to cause damage.

Considering Peaches history I would be surprised if IV heroin overdose was not the cause of death. She had a serious addiction and contrary to common beliefs the period when a person is cleaning up is actually the most dangerous period. I fear that she did not have an addiction but went back to the drug as a one off. Its already established she was an IV user, the tolerance for heroin very very quickly drops. My guess is that unfortunately she injected an amount as a one off that she would have usually taken. With her tolerance being so low she would have overdosed. No drugs were found but this would be the case if it was one off use. Heroin is incredibly difficult to permanently close the door on (Hoffman comes to mind) and I speak directly from experience in as much as being trapped in my own battle. Tragic loss considering her two young children, very sad. And for those tempted to condemn, judge not lest ye be judged.

Leekalicious said...

@jared terry Jared, bless you in your battle, and bless you for seeing it as a battle and not as an Emo lifestyle choice. I agree with your theory about the manner of her death.

I think some of the anger here is not directed at Peaches so much as the legacy of drug abuse and resulting tragedies that run in some celebrity families and cliques. Most drug users do not have parents that used, but there are some celeb parents who do, or who have. If you do the math, it was sometimes even when children were still at home.

Peach's passing reminds me of that of Edie Sedgwick. Edie was finally happily married, and died of an accidental overdose (maybe a one-off) as you suggest.

Principessa Marina said...

WRT the theory that she was off heroin for a while and then injected too large of a dose and OD'd - would this not kill her very quickly after the injection? Because the police said that there were no signs of drugs, and certainly she would have been found with a needle mark in her skin and a needle nearby, no?

And unless her husband or someone else cleaned it up before the police got there ... which is doubtful since in any attempt to revive her they would have wanted to give the paramedics as much information as possible and wouldn't have concealed the heroin use, most likely...

I don't know if she was ever anorexic but severe anorexia can damage the organs, especially the heart. Although I haven't heard of it killing someone who had regained weight and had two children...

If you look at recent photos she posted she had very dark circles under her eyes. I wonder what caused those?

Ari said...

You hit the nail on the proverbial coffin...why was there no paraphernalia found?