Early Beatles photographer Astrid Kirchherr dies at 81

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) — Astrid Kirchherr, the constant companion of the Beatles in their early days in Hamburg, who took the photographs that established their iconic early look, has died at 81. The relationship between Kirchherr and the band, especially original bassist Stuart Sutcliffe, to whom she became engaged, was dramatised in the 1994 film