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Pho­tog­ra­pher of the fa­mous dies

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Pho­tog­ra­pher Terry O’Neill has died at the age of 81. Mr O’Neill, who rose to fame with his work with The Bea­tles and The Rolling Stones, died at home on Satur­day fol­low­ing a long ill­ness.

In trib­ute, singer Sir El­ton John tweeted: “Terry O’Neill took the most iconic pho­to­graphs of me through­out the years, com­pletely cap­tur­ing my moods. He was bril­liant, funny and I ab­so­lutely loved his com­pany. A real char­ac­ter who has now passed on. RIP you won­der­ful man. Love, El­ton xx”

One of his last ma­jor public ap­pear­ances was when he col­lected his CBE in­signia for ser­vices to pho­tog­ra­phy from the Duke of Cam­bridge at Buck­ing­ham Palace in Oc­to­ber.

After re­ceiv­ing his hon­our Mr O’Neill, who had been suf­fer­ing from prostate cancer, said the award “sur­passes any­thing I’ve had hap­pen to me in my life”.

Mr O’Neill is one of the world’s most col­lected pho­tog­ra­phers with work hang­ing in na­tional art gal­leries and pri­vate col­lec­tions world­wide.

His im­ages have graced al­bum cov­ers, movie posters and mag­a­zine cov­ers and by 1965 he was be­ing asked to work with the big­gest mag­a­zines and news­pa­pers in the world.

Film stars such as Sir Michael Caine and Raquel Welch re­mained life­long friends. Sir

Michael pre­vi­ously de­scribed Mr O’Neill as “a his­to­rian whose cam­era cap­tured the resur­gence and en­ergy of this rev­o­lu­tion”.

He added: “I can think of no other pho­tog­ra­pher who has con­trib­uted so much to our her­itage.”

The Queen and for­mer South African pres­i­dent Nelson Man­dela have posed for por­traits with Mr O’Neill and strik­ing im­ages of Sir Win­ston Churchill are also among his ar­chive.

 ??  ?? CEL­E­BRATED: Pho­tog­ra­pher Terry O’Neill
CEL­E­BRATED: Pho­tog­ra­pher Terry O’Neill

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