Peaches's mother, Paula Yates, was a well-known music journalist and TV presenter. After her divorce from Bob Geldof in 1996, Paula began dating INXS frontman Michael Hutchence, with whom she had a daughter. After Michael's death in 1997, Paula sought psychiatric treatment and lost custody of her three daughters to Bob Geldof. In September 2000, when Peaches was only 11 years old, her mother was found dead of a heroin overdose — the coroner ruled that it was not a suicide, but a result of "foolish and incautious" behavior — and Bob Geldof gained custody of Paula's youngest daughter soon after her death.
About her mother's death, Peaches said in a 2013 interview, "I remember the day my mother died, and it's still hard to talk about it. I just blocked it out. I went to school the next day, because my father's mentality was 'keep calm and carry on'. So we all went to school and tried to act as if nothing had happened. But it had happened. I didn't grieve. I didn't cry at her funeral. I couldn't express anything, because I was just numb to it all. I didn't start grieving for my mother properly until I was maybe 16." Peaches shared this sweet photo of herself in her mother's arm just a day before her own passing.
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