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Bob Geldof Considered Suicide After Peaches' Death


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The Boomtown Rats frontman was left devastated in April, 2014 when 25-year-old socialite Peaches was found dead at her home in Kent, England after suffering a heroin overdose.

In a new interview, Bob, 64, has revealed the tragic passing of his little girl led to him even considering taking his own life.

"I’d make lists and keep working at the writing of those lists until the upside overwhelmed the downside," he told Britain's The Sun newspaper.

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Bianca Jagger Condemns Bob Geldof For Refugee Offer


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Last month (Aug15), the Boomtown Rats star declared he was prepared to shelter three families at his homes in London and in Kent, England and he has since criticised the U.K. government's offer to take 20,000 refugees over a five-year period as "inadequate".

Socialite and human rights campaigner Jagger has now called the singer's remarks an "over simplification" and suggested his offer to take in families "doesn't really help" solve the crisis, during which millions have been left homeless after fleeing Syria for neighbouring countries and Europe.

Jagger tells Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, "Bob's is a humane reaction, but this kind of thing doesn't really help. It's an over-simplification of a solution. Simplistic answers are wrong. Of course, every person has the right to do what they feel, but what is really needed is more support in the refugee camps in the neighbouring countries - in Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan.

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Bob Geldof Offers To Take In Refugees


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The Boomtown Rats star has declared politicians need to do more to help those caught up in the humanitarian disaster on the continent as thousands of refugees fleeing conflict zones have become stranded, and he is prepared to get involved by offering up spaces in his two homes.

Geldof ranted about the crisis during an interview on Irish station RTE Radio One on Friday (04Sep15) and even had to apologise for swearing during the morning show.

He says, "I look at it (the crisis) with profound shame and as a monstrous betrayal of who we are and what we wish to be... It's (the) failure of... new politics that has led to this f**king, sorry, this disgrace, this absolute sickening disgrace.

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Watchet Live 2015

Bob Geldof , The Boomtown Rats - Watchet Live 2015 - Day 2 at Williton - Somerset, United Kingdom - Sunday 30th August 2015

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Bob Geldof Cancels Solo Gigs After Low Ticket Sales


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The Boomtown Rats frontman was due to play 800-capacity venues in England and Wales next month (Sept15) but fewer than half the seats sold, report editors at The Sun newspaper.

According to posts on a Geldof fan website, the shows were cancelled due to "unforeseen circumstances".

Despite the cancellations, a gig in Lancashire, England on 4 September (25) is still due to go ahead.

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Carfest North 2015 - Day 1

Sir Bob Geldof , The Boomtown Rats - Sir Bob Geldolf performs with his the band The Boomtown Rats at Carfest North, and even though he was asked not to by Chris Evans he swears throughout while at the most child friendly festival of the summer. - Guilford, United Kingdom - Friday 28th August 2015

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CarFest North 2015 - Day 1

Sir Bob Geldof , The Boomtown Rats - CarFest North 2015 at Oulton Park - Day 1 - Performances - Liverpool, United Kingdom - Friday 31st July 2015

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Latitude Festival - Day 3

The Boomtown Rats and Bob Geldof - Latitude Festival - Day 3 - Performances at Suffolk, Latitude Festival - Southwold, United Kingdom - Sunday 19th July 2015

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Daisy Lowe Still Speaks To Peaches Geldof


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Daisy Lowe has kept ''talking'' to Peaches Geldof since her death last year and is sure she has seen her.

The 26-year-old model still misses her close friend Peaches, who tragically died of a heroin overdose aged just 25 on April 7, 2014.

However, Daisy is convinced Peaches' spirit is still around because she can feel her presence in her life.

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Bob Geldof Marries


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Bob Geldof has got married.

The 63-year-old rocker and long-term partner Jeanne Marine, 49, were watched by close family members as they tied the knot at an intimate ceremony in the Rayol Canadel Sur Mer in the South of France.

The couple had planned to keep their nuptials secret but their intentions were given away by Bob's eldest daughter Fifi, 32, who described herself and fiance Andrew Robertson as ''wedding w***ers'' before clarifying on Instagram they were not getting married.

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Bob Geldof's Meaningful Wedding Venue


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Bob Geldof is to wed in the church which held the funeral for his late daughter.

The Boomtown Rats star is set to marry his fiancée Jeanne Marine in a ''small, low-key affair'' at the church where they held memorial services for the model - who died of a heroin overdose last year - and Bob's first wife Paula Yates.

St Mary Magdalene & St Lawrence Church is also the venue where the late star married Tom Cohen - with whom she had Astala, two, and 23-month-old Phaedra - in September 2012, the Sunday People newspaper reports.

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Bob Geldof's Property Burgled


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Thieves broke into a shed at the Boomtown Rats frontman's home in Kent, England on Saturday (04Apr15) and stole gardening equipment and a chainsaw.

A Kent Police spokesman tells Canterburytimes.co.uk, "We were called just before 9.10pm on Saturday to reports of a shed burglary in Faversham... It was reported a chainsaw, a leaf collector and a multi-tool were missing from a shed from a property... Police officers in the Kent Police burglary unit have investigated and enquiries are ongoing."

The incident occurred during a bad week for Geldof, who marked the first anniversary of his daughter Peaches' death on Tuesday (07Apr15).

Bob Geldof 'banned' Paul McCartney


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Bob Geldof ''banned'' Paul McCartney from performing on the new Band Aid track.

Stars including One Direction, Ed Sheeran and U2's Bono were handpicked by Bob to sing on the latest version of 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' with The Beatles frontman not making the cut.

When asked why Paul was not invited to take part, Bob explained: ''Because Macca's always done stuff. He was in the band in 2004 - him, Radiohead and Damon.''

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Bob Geldof Blames Himself For Peaches' Death


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Bob Geldof ''blames himself'' for his daughter Peaches' death.

The Boomtown Rats frontman was left devastated in March when the 25-year-old star died from a heroin overdose and he admits her passing makes him feel like he ''failed'' as a father.

He said: ''She was super bright, too bright. She knew what life was supposed to be and God bless her, she tried very hard to get there and she didn't make it.

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Boomtown Rats Headline Guilfest Day One

Bob Geldof Boomtown Rats - Boomtown Rats headline Guilfest Day One at Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey - Guildford, United Kingdom - Friday 18th July 2014

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