Linda McCartney (September 24, 1941 – April 17, 1998) was an American musician, photographer, and animal rights activist. She was married to Paul McCartney of the Beatles. McCartney was a professional photographer of celebrities and contemporary musicians. Following their 1969 marriage and the 1970 breakup of the Beatles, Paul taught Linda to play keyboards and they recorded Ram (1971) as a duo. That same year they formed the band Wings.
In 1995 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and died from the disease in 1998 at the age of 56.