Peaches Geldof’s best friend pens heart-wrenching essay on anniversary of her tragic death

Such a beautifully written tribute.

The young mum shocking passed away 2 years ago
The young mum shocking passed away 2 years ago

Peaches Geldof’s best friend has penned a beautiful, emotional essay about her loss on the second anniversary of the 25-year-old’s death.

Peaches, daughter of Boomtown Rats frontman Bob, passed away tragically from an accidental heroin overdose in April 2014, leaving behind husband Thomas Cohen and two sons, Astala and Phaedra.

Her childhood pal, Lily Gutierrez, has remembered the young mum-of-two in a heart-wrenching tribute, in which she writes about their friendship and her grief.

In the piece for Motherland magazine, she explains that she met Peaches as a youngster, and in their later years they moved from London to New York together and they ended up getting married a week apart.

Peaches had her whole life ahead of her
Peaches had her whole life ahead of her

“I used to have a friend who was a firework of a girl, so brilliant, daring and bright that being near her I often felt I was holding my breath, waiting for her next vivid explosion,” she wrote. “She was a wild, rare thing, always creating chaos. Her imagination was huge and she told fantastic tales – she was my favourite liar.

“Two years ago, my dear friend died, but still she visits me in my dreams. Often as bossy and rude as in life, but always hypnotic. Her visits are fleeting, but she always remembers to kiss me on the lips.”

Speaking about the grief she experienced from losing Peaches, she said she collapsed in her New York home when she was told the horrific news.

“I fell on the floor screaming, my body was in so much pain. I kept having to change my clothes as they became soaked with sweat,” she said.

Peaches left behind her husband Thomas and their kids |VIP Ireland
Peaches left behind her husband Thomas and their kids |VIP Ireland

Lily also revealed what it is that she misses most about her closest friend.

‘The thing I miss most about Peaches, above her quick wit and spark, above her ability to mesmerise, is her heart,” she wrote.

She continued: “I miss the heart that she often tried to keep hidden, anyone who caught a glimpse of it knew it was gigantic. She loved so much. Sometimes silently.

“How lucky am I that this friend of mine, that I hold in such high esteem, returned my love. That thought alone will always make me smile.”


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