Peaches Geldof Wrote of 'Bliss' Before Death
Meanwhile, post-mortem results inconclusive
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2014 9:37 AM CDT
In this Feb. 19, 2014 file photo Peaches Geldof is seen at the Brit Awards 2014, in London.   (AP Photo/PA, Ian West, File)

(Newser) – Peaches Geldof's death remains a mystery: A post-mortem examination was inconclusive, police say, so we still have no cause of death. The next step: toxicology tests, which could take several weeks, the BBC reports. Yesterday, Mother&Baby published Geldof's final column; she started working there earlier this year. In it, Geldof says she was "lost in a haze of youth and no responsibilities" before having her two sons, and that her children saved her from an "existence ... of pure apathy." But, she noted, motherhood cost her many of her friends.

"Once I couldn’t go out, due to the aforementioned little wailers, they didn’t want to know. The idea that I didn’t want a nanny didn’t seem to register, nor that doing night feeds and waking up at 6am doesn’t factor in well with a wine-soaked dinner," she wrote. "It hurt me. I felt alienated and abandoned. Had I made a mistake?" But she soon realized, while her sons were snuggling with her in bed, that none of that mattered. "I had the perfect life—two beautiful babies who loved me more than anything. It was, and is, bliss." And her real friends, she wrote, provided her with the occasional night out: "So, I’ve achieved a sort of perfect balance. Right now life is good."

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brawne
Apr 10, 2014 1:13 AM CDT
Oh, now I remember. Geldof--her father did that free concert thing. Her mother married that guy from that band who hanged himself. Her mother killed herself. Gosh, she was just a little girl then--I remember Peaches was a cute name before a lot of odd names. The will to live is a genetic trait. Sylvia Plath's son committed suicide. There were a few in my ex's family and then my son did it. Today, I would have paid more attention to that family thing. Back then I thought it was a nurture thing. Now I know that nothing is an all nurture thing. Or and all nature thing. I feel sorry or her family. Not that that means a hill of beans.
JAP
Apr 9, 2014 7:35 PM CDT
Never heard of her before this.
Ajdurk
Apr 9, 2014 5:33 PM CDT
I watch a lot of T.V and I am an actor. In all honesty I have no idea who this person is at all.