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RIP – Peaches Geldof (13 March 1989 – 7 April 2014)

While I always regret the death of some mothers daughter, and some child’s mother, I am at a loss to understand why the Australian ABC radio news is headlining the demise of some obscure British media personality.

5 Comments

  1. Mr Ed says:

    Since August 1997, the mawkish Dianaisation of Death is de rigeur in the media. It is sad but likely to be self-inflicted. What’s done is done, as the Krikkit Warrior said.

  2. It is very sad. May the young lady rest in peace.

  3. John Galt says:

    Just shows the extent of the cult of celebrity, Peaches only had a form of reflected celebrity due to her parents being St. Bob of Boomtown and the rather tragic Paula Yates. As Cats says, what has this got to do with Australia?

    I would actually go further and ask why any death, which is not a murder should be a matter of public concern, let alone media hype. Let the family grieve in peace, two young kids have lost their mother.

    As Keith Richards quipped on the death of Princess Diana: ‘I never knew the chick’. Same goes for me and Peaches.

  4. RAB says:

    The OZ connection is Michael Hutchence, lead singer with Aussie band INXS, who Paula Yates and ran off with and divorced Saint Bob for. He was found dead after an auto erotic game apparently went wrong.

    I met both her mum and dad back in the Boomtown Rats days, not the walk on water ones.

    Let’s have some proper music for the poor blighted girl…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOyYq_4G-d4

    Al Gore’s ex wife ran off with Dweezil Zappa for a while by the way.

  5. John Galt says:

    Yup forgot about the whole Michael Hutchence thing. Destroyed lives all around it would seem.

    All very sad really, but news it ain’t – more akin to rubbernecking while passing a car crash on the motorway.

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