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Tuesday, 1 May, 2001, 11:46 GMT 12:46 UK
Geldof: Tiger 'won't forget parents'
Paula Yates and Tiger Lily
Paula Yates died after a drugs overdose last year
Bob Geldof says he is doing all he can to ensure that his adopted daughter Tiger Lily will not forget her real parents, the TV presenter Paula Yates and rock star Michael Hutchence.

"I have the records, photos, videos and all that stuff for her," Geldof told Hello! magazine.

A judge has given the singer-turned-businessman custody over Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence for the rest of her childhood.

Michael Hutchence
Michael Hutchence was singer with Australian rock band INXS
Sir Bob was married to Yates for 14 years and is father of their three children, Fifi Trixibelle, Peaches, and Pixie.

He said he had tried to be open with five-year-old Tiger Lily about her parents' deaths.

INXS front man Hutchence was found hanged in a hotel room in Sydney, Australia in 1997.

Yates was found dead from a heroin overdose at her London home in September last year.


Bob Geldof now has custody over Tiger Lily
Geldof, one-time lead singer of the Boomtown Rats and organiser of Live Aid, said the four girls were horrified when one of his old songs came on the radio.

"The next song coincidentally was Michael's," he said. "Tiger was listening intently. At the end she said, `My real dad's a better singer than you, Dad.'"

Hello! magazine features pictures of Geldof, Tiger Lily and her three half-sisters on a South African safari.

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