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Bob Geldof 'overwhelmed' by support after Peaches death

Bob Geldof says he has been "overwhelmed" by the support shown in the wake of daughter Peaches' death.

The media personality passed away aged 25 in April, with police confirming that heroin was likely to have played a role in her death.

Speaking on BBC Radio 2, Geldof paid tribute to the 'overwhelming' public and his daughter, who had a sizeable "impact" on her peers.

He said: "I was amazed by the impact of her - so young - on her generation. There you are, life's ahead of you - you've got no concept of the finishing line approaching.

"You're 21 and you're full of fear about what you are going to contribute to the world, what the world expects of you, or if you are going to do anything. This kid of mine, for some reason she seemed to sum up...some sort of attitude. I'm proud of that."

Speaking about the public's reaction, the Boomtown Rats man said: "It really helps...not just the number of letters, but the sentiment - just one line, you know."

A full inquest into Peaches Geldof's death meanwhile will take place on July 23.

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Watch Bob Geldof being interviewed below: