Paula Yates was only 40 when she died. She became famous in the 80s for the ground-breaking music show The Tube
, which she co-hosted, often wearing rubber
, with Jools Holland
. She also produced the hilariously tacky book Rock Stars in their Underpants
, which Andy Warhol
called the most important book of the decade. She left behind 3 children with Bob Geldof
, (Fifi Trixibelle, Peaches and Pixie), and Michael Hutchence
's daughter Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily
, who was only 4 and who found her mother's body.
Paula's death is thought to have been accidental: although she had been seriously depressed since losing Hutchence, her argument against Hutchence's death being suicide
was that he would never have left his daughter.
She was a sharp and sassy lady. Terrible thing, especially for the little girl.