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Kate Barry: Composer John Barry's daughter dies aged 46

Kate Barry
Image caption French police are investigating the exact cause of Kate Barry's death

Fashion photographer Kate Barry, the daughter of late Bond theme composer John Barry and actress Jane Birkin, has died in Paris at the age of 46.

Her body was found on Thursday after an apparent fall from her fourth floor flat in the French capital.

Barry was raised by Birkin and singer Serge Gainsbourg after her parents split up in the year of her birth.

Her work was featured in numerous publications and was recently exhibited in Paris.

She said in an interview with French newspaper Liberation last year: "I chose a profession that shows.

"As a child, I was photographed a lot. That must have left an impression."

Barry also established an addiction treatment centre outside Paris after her own earlier struggle with drugs and alcohol.

John Barry, whose work also included the themes to Out of Africa and Born Free, died in 2011 aged 77.

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