Paula Yates

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Paula Yates
Born Paula Elizabeth Yates
24 April 1959(1959-04-24)
Colwyn Bay, North Wales, UK
Died 17 September 2000(2000-09-17) (aged 41)
London, England, UK
Cause of death Heroin overdose
Occupation Broadcaster, writer
Years active 1980–2000
Spouse Bob Geldof
(m. 1986–96; divorced)
Partner Michael Hutchence
(1995–97; his death)
Children 4 daughters
Parents Hughie Green
(biological father, dead)
Jess Yates
(adoptive father, dead)
Elaine Smith (mother)

Paula Elizabeth Yates (24 April 1959 – 17 September 2000) was a British television presenter and writer. She was best known for her work on two television programmes, The Tube (1982–87) and The Big Breakfast (1992–85).

Yates was born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales. With Irish musician Bob Geldof, she had Fifi Trixibelle Geldof (born 1983), Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof (1989–2014) and Little Pixie Geldof (born 1990). She was married to Geldof from 1986 until their divorce in 1996. She began a relationship with Australian musician Michael Hutchence. They had a daughter, Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof (born 1996). In 1997, Hutchence killed himself. Soon after, Bob Geldof took full custody of their three children.

Yates died from an accidental heroin overdose having been found dead on 17 September 2000 at her home in London, England. She was 41.[1] After Yates' death, he got custody of Tiger Lily, and later adopted her. Her daughter, Peaches, died from the same cause in April 2014.[2]

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