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Anita Pallenberg, Keith Richards' former girlfriend and muse to the Rolling Stones, dies

Anita Pallenberg, Keith Richards' former girlfriend and muse to the Rolling Stones, dies

Anita Pallenberg, the former girlfriend of Keith Richards and Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, and — briefly — a paramour of Mick Jagger, died Tuesday after a long illness.

A representative of Richards’ told the Associated Press that Pallenberg died Tuesday at St Richard's Hospital in the city of Chichester in southeast England.

The cause of death was not revealed, but the statement released Wednesday said Pallenberg "had been ill for some time" and that her family was by her side. Pallenberg’s age was not clear. Most records indicated she was 73, British media reported. A spokeswoman for Richards, however, said she was 75.

Pallenberg, who had been living in...

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