Bob Geldof tried to help troubled daughter before drug death but admits she had ‘constant panic in her eyes’ since birth – The Sun

BOB Geldof tried to help his troubled daughter Peaches before her untimely death – but admits she had "constant panic in her eyes" from childhood.

The legendary rocker opened up about the 25-year-old's tragic heroin overdose in 2014 as he frankly revealed: "Time doesn't heal, it accommodates."

"She was lovely, but she was always a frantic child as a little baby," Bob told Event magazine.

"She couldn't sleep and that continued all through her infancy.

"There was always a franticness, that constant panic in the eyes.

"You know the great Leonard Cohen song, Famous Blue Raincoat… 'Thanks for the trouble you took from her eyes, I thought it was there for good so I never tried'. Well, I did try. Of course I did."

The Boomtown Rats singer was left devastated by the death of Peaches – whose mum also died of a heroin overdose.

He says he is often overwhelmed with gried – and it can happen at any time in any place.

"You're driving along and you're at the traffic lights and for no reason whatsoever, the person in question inhabits you and I'll cry," he told Irish TV presenter Tommy Tiernan.

"And then I'll look around to make sure the people next door don't see me or are taking a photo and posting it or something.

"But that happens and that happens to everyone. And so you say, 'ok it's time to cry now'.

"You just do it to the maximum because there's no use holding it in.

"Lights are green, or whatever, and then you go. That'll always be there and you accommodate that.

"Once you understand the nature of this because it is boundless and it is bottomless. The grief and the abyss is infinite."

Peaches’ funeral took place at St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence Church in Davington, near Faversham, where she married her husband Tom in 2012.

It is also where her mother Paula Yates married Bob in 1986 and where her funeral service was held.

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