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Monday 21 April 2014

Jane Birkin's daughter dies at 46

Jane Birkin, whose daughter Kate Barry has been found dead.

Kate Barry, the daughter of actress Jane Birkin and James Bond composer John Barry, has died in Paris, police say.

The 46-year-old, best known as a fashion photographer and who was raised for years by the late French singer Serge Gainsbourg during his relationship with Birkin, was found on Wednesday. Police gave no details, saying an investigation is under way into the cause of death.

Barry's photos were featured in British Vogue and the Sunday Times magazine, and were recently on exhibition in Paris.

"I chose a profession that shows," she told the French newspaper Liberation in 2012. "As a child, I was photographed a lot. That must have left an impression."

After her own earlier struggle with drugs and alcohol, Barry founded an addiction treatment centre outside Paris.

AP

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