Six months after the tragic death of his daughter, Sir Bob Geldof has spoken out about his painful loss of Peaches Geldof
And after six months of silence, the Band Aid singer
has now spoken out about that heartbreak, and how he still feels like he ‘clearly
failed’ his young daughter.
after taking heroin, leaving behind two young sons Phaedra and Astala, who were
only 23 months and 11 months at the time. She had previously conquered her drug
Bob, 63, says he had spoken in length to his daughter about her
problems but admitted feeling guilt.
He revealed: ‘You blame yourself. You’re the father who is responsible and clearly
failed. Yes, of course you
do. For anybody watching, who has a dead kid and you’re a parent. You go back,
you go back, you go back, you go back, you go back, you go over, you go over.
What could you have done? You do as much as you can.’
on ITV News, Bob, who is also dad to Pixie, 23, Fifi, 30, and Paula Yates‘ daughter with Michael Hutchence Tiger Lily, 17,
said ‘super bright’ Peaches had ‘tried very hard’ to deal with her addictions
but ‘didn’t make it.’
compared it to the loss in 2000 of Peaches‘ mum, Paula, who died of a herion overdose, saying: ‘When Paula died and Peaches a few months ago… the
ability to try and understand, although it is incomprehensible with the
immensity of the grief, is there.
‘It takes a long while to filter through from
the filth to get to the front so you can itemise. I am not there with Peaches
yet, it is too soon, all too sudden. Too unexpected.’
statements were met with sympathy from fans on Twitter who wrote, ‘I really
feel for Bob Geldof. He is not to blame for his
adult daughters death,’ and ‘my heart goes out to you bob please do try
not to blame
yourself’, while others said his guilt was, ‘just the natural grief of a
Our heart goes out to you, Bob.