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Rolling Stones Muse And Actress Anita Pallenberg Dies, Aged 73

14/06/2017 5:57 PM AEST

Anita Pallenberg has died at the age of 73.

The actress and model was a major inspiration for the Rolling Stones, during her 12-year relationship with Keith Richards, and the sad news of her death was confirmed by her close friend Stella Schnabel.

Writing on Instagram, next to a picture of herself and Anita, she said: “I have never met a woman quite like you Anita.”

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The cause of death has not been announced.

Bebe Buell, Liv Tyler’s mother, is among those who have paid tribute to Anita. 

On Instagram, she said: “There was none more beautiful, more unique and more inspiring! The official “sixth Stone”... I will love you forever, dearest Anita.
Sleep with the special angels, Gods & Goddesses... RIP.”

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Anita’s film roles included parts in ‘Barbarella’, ‘Candy’ and ‘Performance’, in which she starred alongside Mick Jagger.

She later made a one-off appearance in ‘Absolutely Fabulous’, alongside Mick’s former partner Marianne Faithfull.

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Anita and Keith in 1969

Prior to her 12-year relationship with Keith, Anita dated Rolling Stones founding member Brian Jones for two years.

Anita is survived by her two children, whose father is Keith Richards, and five grandchildren.

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