April 17: Linda McCartney died 20 years ago today

Linda_McCartneyLinda 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.

Stars who also passed away this day…

American musician, Eddie Cochran (1938-1960)

American actor & comedian, Dick Shawn (1923-1987)

American actress, Doris Roberts (1925-2016)

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