Popular German photographer and artist, Astrid Kichherr has passed away. Astrid Kircherr died on Tuesday 12th May 2020.
Her death was made known to the public by Mark Lewisohn in a series of tweets via Twitter timeline revealing that Astrid died few days before turning 82 years. Astrid Kircherr cause of death is still yet unknown.
His tweets reads..
“Danke schön, Astrid Kirchherr. Intelligent, inspirational, innovative, daring, artistic, awake, aware, beautiful, smart, loving and uplifting friend to many. Her gift to the Beatles was immeasurable. She died in Hamburg on Wednesday, a few days before turning 82. RIP.”
Danke schön, Astrid Kirchherr. Intelligent, inspirational, innovative, daring, artistic, awake, aware, beautiful, smart, loving and uplifting friend to many. Her gift to the Beatles was immeasurable. She died in Hamburg on Wednesday, a few days before turning 82. RIP. pic.twitter.com/c8UHNK1tj4
— Mark Lewisohn (@marklewisohn) May 15, 2020
Pete Best had yesterday wished, Astrid who turned 82 few days ago a happy birthday via her twitter handle.
“Happy birthday to life long friend Astrid Kirrcher. A great girl who took my favourite photo ever of a Rock n Roll band. Just happened the band were The Beatles. The original five members.”
Astrid was well known for her association with the Beatles (along with her friends Klaus Voormann and Jürgen Vollmer), and her photographs of the band’s original members – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best – during their early days in Hamburg.
Twitter users pays tribute
The beautiful, influential Astrid Kirchherr has passed away and she has finally been reunited with her Stu.
Astrid had a successful career and her impact on The Beatles is still felt today. She gave us the stunning Hamburg photos and was a true friend to the boys – viel liebe 💓 pic.twitter.com/iH8mXi5WAx
— shawny // you’re a swine 🍓 (@oblabeatles) May 15, 2020
Astrid Kirchherr, self-portrait and Beatles shots. RIP. one of the people who helped invent “The Beatles”–the cover of With the Beatles is essentially an Astrid homage. pic.twitter.com/OmMhJWi3h2
— Bowiesongs (@bowiesongs) May 15, 2020
RIP Astrid Kirchherr, who played a major role in the early history of The Beatles, capturing the few shots of their Hamburg days in the very early 1960s. Her work has been appreciated for the last 60 years, and will be appreciated for many more. pic.twitter.com/LNRL2FT9CK
— Piper (nsfr)| CHECK PINNED (@rosewoodteIe) May 15, 2020
Born in 1938 in Hamburg. Germany, Astrid Kircherr was a popular German photographer and artist who became famous after her association with the Beatles (along with her friends Klaus Voormann and Jürgen Vollmer), and her photographs of the band’s original members – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best – during their early days in Hamburg.
Astrid Kircherr was the daughter of a former executive of the German branch of the Ford Motor company.
In 1964, she became a freelance photographer, and with her colleague Max Scheler she took “behind the scenes” photographs of the Beatles during the filming of A Hard Day’s Night, as an assignment for the German Stern magazine.
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