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TV Personality Paula Yates Dies

September 17, 2000

LONDON (AP) _ TV personality Paula Yates, girlfriend of the late INXS singer Michael Hutchence, was found dead Sunday at her London home, her lawyer said. She was 40.

Scotland Yard said the cause of death was not immediately known, and that an autopsy would be scheduled. Yates’ body was discovered by an ambulance crew, who called police, said her lawyer, Anthony Burton.

Yates was Hutchence’s partner from 1994 until November 1997, when he committed suicide by hanging himself in a Sydney hotel room. She had a daughter with him in 1996, Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily.

News reports in Britain had said Yates was treated for depression after Hutchence’s death.

She was also the former wife of pop musician Bob Geldof, with whom she had three children. Geldof said in a statement: ``We are all so sad. The loss for all the children is insupportable.″

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