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I 'half expected' Peaches' death, says Bob Geldof

Bob Geldof with his daughter in 2009. Credit: PA

Singer Bob Geldof revealed that he "half expected" the death of his daughter Peaches who died after a heroin overdose last year.

The Boomtown Rats singer was speaking on RTE Radio 1 about the death of three women in his life: his mother, his estranged wife Paula Yates and Peaches.

"With Peaches it was different. I was half-expecting it. The way she was carrying on, there's nothing you can do about it," he said.

Geldof, 64, said that he will write a song about the "unbearable" pain of losing his 25-year-old daughter who died at her home in Wrotham, Kent on April 7, 2014.

She's with me every second of every day. She's the girl that bounds into my consciousness when I least expect it... especially in any down moment... where I'm not doing something. She's very present.

This thing of being forever 25, in my head, that's unbearable, simply because of that cliché – you're not supposed to see your children die.

– Bob Geldof

Peaches' mother Yates also died of a heroin overdose in 2000, aged 41.

Geldof said that he and his daughters were enjoying a birthday breakfast when he got the call about his estranged wife.

Bob Geldolf with Paula Yates in 1989, with newborn Peaches, and their eldest daughter Fifi Trixie-Belle. Credit: PA

He revealed that he broke the news to his daughters in the same way his father had to him when his own mother died.

"I just said to them 'Your Mum died last night'," he said.

"With Paula, the leaving me was worse than the dying. It made me realise that love isn't enough," he added.

Peaches left behind her two sons Astala, three, and Phaedra, two, and husband Thomas Cohen.

Last year, Geldof told ITV News that he blamed himself for Peaches' death.