Jane Birkin's Daughter Dead in Apparent Window Leap
Kate Barry fell from window of Paris flat
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2013 2:24 PM CST
Updated Dec 13, 2013 6:32 PM CST
British-born actress Jane Birkin smiles at a press conference during the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival 2007, Monday, Oct. 1, 2007.   (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

(Newser) – Kate Barry, daughter of actress and singer Jane Birkin and composer John Barry and sister of Charlotte Gainsbourg, was found dead Wednesday night of an apparent suicide, Vanity Fair reports. Barry, 46, fell from her fourth-story Paris flat, police say; they are still investigating. The fashion photographer, whose work had appeared in Vogue, lived alone and, according to France24, had struggled with drug and alcohol abuse; antidepressants were found in her apartment. She had founded an addiction treatment center outside Paris. She leaves behind a son, 26.

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TwoSheds
Dec 17, 2013 12:08 AM CST
Suicide or defenestration?
BinThereDunThat
Dec 14, 2013 9:33 AM CST
I thought she was the one that invented the Birkin Bag. Oops, my Rick Perry moment.
Edgar
Dec 14, 2013 4:28 AM CST
Featuring another of our long running series " Famous people you have never heard of."