Peaches Geldof's nanny pays tribute to her

11 April 2014 / 2 years 6 months ago

Peaches Geldof's former nanny Anita Debney has paid tribute to her "brave beautiful girl".

The late 25-year-old star's ex-childminder, who was employed by Bob Geldof and Paula Yates when Peaches was a toddler, has spoken for the first time since the TV personality was found dead at her family home in Wrotham, Kent, South East England on Monday (07.04.14).

Anita wrote on Instagram: "She has been the greatest joy, the greatest blessing, the most tender part of my heart and soul. I loved her through the good times and the bad. We struggled and survived the darkest of times.

"I never lost faith in her spirit and strength. Always held out my hand to help her when she struggled and fell. She overcame so much and my love and appreciation of her indomitable spirit never wavered."

Peaches - who had children Astala, 23 months, and 11-month-old Phaedra with her husband Thomas Cohen - remained close friends with Anita, visiting her just two weeks ago.

The nanny, who is godmother to Phaedra, shared a special bond with Peaches' children and flew back from the US on Tuesday (08.04.14) upon hearing the tragic news and is now expected to play a part in their upbringing.

She added in her moving online tribute: "The joy we shared in her beautiful babies was so deep and meaningful and filled both of our hearts with love and devotion.

"She blossomed in motherhood and excelled at raising the sweetest, happiest babies in the world. She was passionate in her zeal to speak up for the needs of babies everywhere and lives have been changed because of that.

"What a wonderful legacy she has left to the world. My darling girl. You almost made it."

Peaches' body has now been released by coroners so plans for her funeral can be made, but her cause of death remains unexplained after a postmortem examination on Wednesday (09.04.14) proved inconclusive.

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