Peaches Geldof post mortem 'inconclusive' pending drink and drugs tests results: Examination carried out this morning still leaves mystery surrounding death »
The death of the daughter of musician and campaigner Bob Geldof and late presenter Paula Yates, has so far been described by police as ‘sudden and unexplained’.
I didn’t post anything concerning this yesterday when news broke, but I have been reading as much as I could about it.. The demise of this girl, only 25 years of age and a mother of two beautiful children, is dead.. The death is being said to be “unexplained.” Inconclusive .. all of those mystery words that are somewhat reminiscent of the death of Brittany Murphy.. Drug and alcohol tests are still coming in Geldof’s passing.
The last time I heard any news about Peaches was in November 2013.. She became the subject of an investigation after she Tweeted the names of two mothers in the Ian Watkins case.. The Watkins matter is disturbing.. Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins was sentenced to 35 years for a series of child sex crimes including the rape of a baby.. Watkins said he did not successfully rape the 11-month-old but did admit to attempted rape. That sentencing was in December 2013.
But let’s flash back to November.. Peaches published the names of the mothers involved with Ian Watkins—the mothers who gave their babies to him to be raped. On Twitter, Peaches said that newspapers knowing the names of the women should print them—she then published the names herself but quickly deleted the Tweets .. One Tweet she posted prior to the release of names said that Watkins was a talentless musical hero and that the mothers were “equal in monstrosity.” The release of the names set off a bitter debate online, and people took to defending Geldof for her right to tell. The amazing part—you know how they say ‘nothing ever vanishes from the internet once it’s printed? The tweet naming the two women vanished. Scrubbed.. like a bad page from 1984, there’s really no mention of it.. Nor is there a mention in the post-mortem summaries anything of Geldof’s insistence on naming the women who helped Watkins rape babies..
In one her Gelfof’s final tweets before being found dead, she posted a photograph of her as a child being held closely by her mother… It read “me and my mum.”
I find it strange—maybe purely coincidental—that just a few months after this awful story of Tweets and sentencing occurred, with Peaches being directly at the center of the firestorm, she’s not dead.. And dead at 25. And leaving two children behind—something I doubt she would have wanted to do given her love of her own mother and how much she missed her..
But strange things happen. As do coincidences..
Peaches is gone too soon. Judging from the honest and fiery tweets I read, she seemed to be a grounded and good person.
And it’s those honest and grounded people who so often don’t live a full life these days.