It's been six months since Peach Geldof died of a heroin overdose at the age of 25, and her father, Bob Geldof, has yet to come to terms with his role in her demise.
"You blame yourself. You're the father who's responsible and clearly failed," the 63-year-old musician told ITV News (via People) in an interview on Wednesday.
"For anybody watching who has a dead kid and you're a parent, you go back, you go back, you go back, you go back, you go back, you go over, you go over, over. What could you have done? You do as much as you can."
An inquest into the death of the young model, TV presenter and mother of two revealed that after trying to quit heroin by subbing it out for methadone for two and a half years, she had gone back to the lethal drug in February.
Her husband, Tom Cohen said at the inquest that he'd seen his wife flushing hidden drugs down the toilet but that she had told him she was passing her regular drug tests.
Following the inquest, a coroner dismissed comparisons made between Peaches' death and that of her mother, Paula Yates, who overdosed on heroin when Peaches was 11, pointing out to the BBC that Peaches had undergone substantial therapy and had been clean for a long period of time.
"She was super bright," her father told ITV News. "She knew what life was supposed to be, and God bless her, she tried very hard to get there."
Geldof added that touring with the reunited Boomtown Rats has been "utterly cathartic."
"Those two hours and I am drained," he said. "In every sense it empties, it drains my mind. Onstage I'm lost in this thing, and it's a very brief respite."
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