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

(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.

British-born actress Jane Birkin smiles at a press conference during the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival 2007, Monday, Oct. 1, 2007.
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)
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