The loss must have been heartbreaking.
Pixie Geldof has made our hearts ache in her first official public appearance since the death of her older sister, Peaches, back in April.
The 23-year-old has avoided the spotlight since Peaches tragic death from a heroin overdose five months ago, having only been snapped attending a Miley Cyrus concert with her pal Nick Grimshaw in May.
The festival regular even opted out of going to Glastonbury this year through fear that it will be “too painful” without her big sister, however, she finally stepped out at Sony’s launch event for the new Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact mobile phones, in Germany.
Pixie looked gorgeous in a trendy Moschino jumper and bling-tastic skirt, but perhaps the most poignant part of her outfit was a gold ‘In Memory Of’ ring, which is no doubt a personal tribute to her late sister.
The Geldof family were distraught when 25-year-old Peaches died in April, which shadowed the tragic death of her mother, Paula Yates, fourteen years earlier, leaving behind two young sons, 1-year-old Phaedra and two-year-old Astala.
Pixie hasn’t spoken publically about Peaches’ in light of her death but their older sister Fifi has since opened up about her twenty-year battle with depression, which started when she was aged just 11, during her parent’s bitter split in 1994.
The 31-year-old revealed: “Their break-up was pretty horrendous. I was at that difficult pre-teen age when kids are supposed to be surly and difficult.
“That, coupled with the circumstances, was like a perfect storm.”
The PR girl went on to speak candidly about suicidal thoughts, sharing: “I have thought about but never attempted suicide. I wouldn’t. I’m aware, even in the pit of my depression, there are people that would hurt.
“Quite frankly, there’s been enough death in our family and it’s not something I would do to them.”
However, having been ongoing for two decades Fifi’s depression is nothing to do with the death of Peaches, she insisted: “I’m not going to link depression back to Peaches. It’s nothing to do with Peaches.
“I can’t in all honesty attribute my sadness about my sister’s death to depression. I think that’s a natural reaction to losing a family member.
“Peaches’ death is like a piece of me that has been taken. A piece of my heart and my soul has gone. She will always be my baby sister.
“Often I’ll sit and have a chat with her, tell her what went on that day. I go to our local church and light a candle for her.”
We can’t imagine how difficult that it must be for the Geldof sisters, but we are glad to see that Pixie is finally feeling able to come back into the spotlight.
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