"Having to deal with the death of your mother at such a young age would be difficult for any child, let alone someone in the public spotlight. But Peaches overcame that," he said.
It was not easy being the daughter of a famous, wealthy father and Peaches struggled with a turbulent social life. In 2010 she was dropped from a lingerie modelling contract after photographs showing her topless and allegations that she used drugs surfaced.
She was well-known among London's young hip crowd, seen frequently at movie premieres, hot clubs and exclusive concerts.
Bob Geldof, 62, rose to fame in the late 1970s as the lead singer of the Irish punk band The Boomtown Rats. He became an internationally renowned social activist in the 1980s by marshaling the power of his fellow music celebrities, most notably as co-organizer of the 1984 Band-Aid movement and the following year's Live Aid concerts that raised millions for famine relief in Ethiopia.