Bob Geldof has opened up on the heartbreaking death of his daughter Peaches, who died in 2014 aged 25, sharing his continued ‘unbearable’ grief.
Mother-of-two Peaches was found dead at her home in Wrotham, Kent in April 2014, following a heroin overdose, leaving behind her two children Astala and Phaedra and husband Thomas Cohen
Her mother Paula Yates had died in the same way 14 years earlier.
Now her Boomtown Rats rocker father Bob has shared his continual grief over Peaches’ death, saying ‘time doesn’t heal’ the ‘ever present’ mourning, after attending the funeral of a friend’s son recently.
‘You’re driving along and you’re at the traffic lights and for no reason whatsoever, the person in question inhabits you and I’ll cry,’ the 68-year-old told Tommy Tiernan on Saturday night. ‘And then I’ll look around to make sure the people next door don’t see me or are taking a photo and posting it or something.’
Bob continued: ‘But that happens and that happens to everyone. And so you say, “ok it’s time to cry now”.
‘You just do it to the maximum because there’s no use holding it in.
‘Lights are green, or whatever, and then you go. That’ll always be there and you accommodate that.’
He added: ‘Once you understand the nature of this because it is boundless and it is bottomless. The grief and the abyss is infinite.’
The Live Aid founder previously revealed he struggled to deal with his grief and found himself writing a list of the ‘downsides of being alive’ during a particularly dark day following Peaches’ death.
However he was talked round by a close friend who told him not ‘do anything f***ing stupid’.
Sir Bob says his leaned on his friends during the difficult time and some would come and just sit with him.
‘I remember the lads coming around and just occasionally catching each other’s eye,’ he added. ‘Nobody really said anything but when they’d all gone I felt they had given me a bit of relief.’
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