Tuesday 19 September 2017

Kate Moss and Bella Freud join family and friends at Anita Pallenberg’s funeral

Pallenberg’s closest family and friends attended the private service in Chichester.

Anita Pallenberg (Myung Jung Kim/PA)
Anita Pallenberg (Myung Jung Kim/PA)

By Francesca Gosling

Kate Moss and Bella Freud joined the family and friends of model Anita Pallenberg at her funeral on Wednesday.

The former partner of Rolling Stones star Keith Richards, who was once considered a muse for the band, died aged 75 following a long illness.

According to a representative for the family, the private funeral took place in Chichester.

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It was a humanist service, attended by Richards and his wife Patti Hansen.

The spokeswoman said in a statement: “The funeral of Anita Pallenberg took place earlier today in Chichester, UK.

“The private humanist service was attended by close friends and family including her daughter Angela Richards accompanied by her partner Graham Whitney, granddaughter Ava, and son Marlon Richards with wife Lucie and children Ella, Orson and Ida. Keith Richards and Patti attended with their two daughters Theodora and Alexandra.

“Leah Wood and her husband Jack, Kate Moss and Bella Freud and also attended the private service. ”

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Following Pallenberg’s death earlier this month, guitarist Richards described her as “a most remarkable woman,” adding that she was “always in my heart”.

The couple had two sons, Marlon and Tara Jo Jo, and daughter Angela. Tara Jo Jo died from sudden infant death syndrome at two months old in 1976.

Pallenberg was born in German-occupied Rome in April 1942, and became a model at the age of 16.

She also forged a career as an actress, appearing in dozens of films, including avant-garde crime drama Performance with Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger, and sci-fi classic Barbarella.

She is survived by her children Marlon and Angela, and grandchildren Ella, Orson, Ida, Ava and Otto.

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