Family and friends say farewell to Peaches Geldof
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Family and friends say farewell to Peaches Geldof

THE funeral of Peaches Geldof took place today in Kent with a host of celebrities gathering to say farewell to the television presenter and model.

Bob Geldof was expected to pay tribute to his daughter during the funeral mass at St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence church in Davington.

The church is the same one where the funeral for Peaches’ mother, Paula Yates, was held and also where the 25-year-old married musician Tom Cohen, the father of her children, in 2012.

Celebrity mourners who have packed into the church include model Kate Moss, musician Jools Holland, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson and Rolling Stone Bill Wyman.

Many more, including Bono and Annie Lennox, were expected among them for the private service.

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The hearse bearing Peaches’ coffin arrived at 12.50pm, hand-painted in sky blue and decorated with clouds and flowers.

It also featured a family portrait of Peaches with her husband Tom Cohen, their sons Astala and Phaedra and their pet dogs.

Mystery still surrounds the death of Peaches 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 Wrotham, Kent, after officers were called "following a report of concern for the welfare of a woman".

Former Boomtown Rats singer Geldof paid tribute to his daughter alongside his partner Jeanne Marine, and Geldof's 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.

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