Tiger Lily overview – Michael Hutchence’s daughter
Michael Hutchence and his partner, Paula Yates, gave birth to a daughter in 1996. Most people know this daughter as Tiger Lily.
Michael Hutchence was an Australian musician who, together with his band INXS, sold more than 60 million records across the globe. This famous singer, musician, songwriter, and actor was tragically found dead in his hotel room in November 1997.
This was in the midst of his relationship with Paula Yates which garnered heavy media attention.
Tiger Lily was just 16 months old when her father died. She grew up in the care of her mother, Paula Yates, until 2011, when Yates died from an accidental heroin overdose in the presence of Tiger Lily. As a result, Bob Geldof raised her as his own daughter.
Due to the high-profile nature of her parents’ relationship and her father’s death, Tiger Lily’s fame skyrocketed even when she was still a baby.
Who is Michael Hutchence’s daughter?
Michael Hutchence’s daughter is Tiger Lily. Her full name is Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof.
Why did Michael Hutchence’s daughter garner so much attention?
Tiger Lily’s father, Michael Hutchence, was already a huge star even before she was born. INXS was famous and as the vocalist for this band, Hutchence’s name was quite well known all over the world.
Then, in the mid-1990s, Hutchence and Paula Yates started a romantic relationship. Yates was an English television presenter and she was famous in her own right. Her and Hutchence’s relationship earned so much media attention not only because they were big entertainment personalities, but mainly because Yates was still married to Bob Geldof when the affair started.
Bob Geldof is also a big name in the music industry as he was the lead singer for the band, The Boomtown Rats, and was also a Live Aid organizer. Everything practically became a scandal when the British press discovered Hutchence and Yates’ relationship.
Yates and Geldof decided to split in 1995 but this spiraled down to a high-profile and bitter custody battle over their daughters, which fueled further media scrutiny. Shortly after that, Yates and Hutchence gave birth to their daughter, Tiger Lily.
In the middle of the custody battle, Yates and her daughters (Tiger Lily and the two kids she had with Geldof) were supposed to visit Hutchence who was doing a tour in Australia. According to Yate’s official statement, she told Hutchence that she won’t be able to bring the children to meet him because of the conflicting schedules for the custody hearing.
Apparently, this frightened and upset Hutchence greatly. At this time, Hutchence was already battling depression and was heavily impacted by his inability to see his daughter.
Hutchence’s lifeless body was then discovered on the morning of November 22, 1997. According to the coroner’s reports, Hutchence’s death was a suicide and that he died under the heavy influence of alcohol and drugs.
In the media storm that followed right after, Paula Yates was often photographed with Tiger Lily in her arms and that was how she gained so much attention even while still a baby.
When is Michael Hutchence’s daughter’s birthday?
Tiger Lily was born on July 22, 1996.
How old is Michael Hutchence’s daughter?
Tiger Lily Hutchence hit the 24 year mark this year.
What is Michael Hutchence’s daughter’s zodiac sign?
As a July baby, Tiger Lily is a Cancer.