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Kate Barry

Daughter of Birkin Bag Lady Dead

After Fatal Apt. Fall

12/14/2013 12:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1214_jane-birkin_getty_bagThe daughter of the woman who was the inspiration for the famous Birkin bag is dead, after plunging from her Paris apartment building.

Kate Barry, the daughter of Jane Birkin, fell 4 floors to her death Wednesday night.  The circumstances of the fall are unclear.

Jane Birkin is an English actress who had a scandalous affair in the 60s with a French singing dude, but her big claim to fame is the ridiculously expensive purse -- ranging in price from $7K to 150K.

Kate Barry was somewhat famous in her own right ... she was a photographer who was published in Vogue, Elle and other mags.

Kate's dad, John Barry, is a famous composer of numerous movie sound tracks, including 11 James Bond flicks.

Barry struggled with depression.  Antidepressants were found in her apartment.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

That photo needs a warning

223 days ago
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Krystal    

TMZ just because you want to get the first scoop on this doesn't mean you need to get a 12 year old to type it up as fast as they can. Someone needs to re-read that whole article and re-write.

223 days ago
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BaadBoy    

Come on, let's be logical about this. What can that pink bag possibly be made of to justify $150,000.00?

Let's see now...

2014 Jaguar F-Type R: $99,000.00
2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S: $98,000.00
2014 Mercedes CL Class Coupe: $116,60...0.00

2014 Ugly Pink Purse: $150,000.00

223 days ago
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betseymcqueen    

Wow, terribly written.

223 days ago
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FUTMZ    

Alright..... how did Linds get to Paris to push her off the balcony and steal that Birkin bag? Funny though..... when Linds staggered back to her chauffeured Escalade, she discovered that there we no drugs inside. Up next - "Lindsay Lohan throws violent temper tantrum in Paris airport".

223 days ago
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Marie    

Jane Birkin's big claim to fame is a handbag? Whoever idiot wrote this could of just googled her name to educate himself a bit...

223 days ago
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Brenda Walsh    

You failed to state in the article tha today is Jane Birkins birthday.

223 days ago
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AllieHughes    

Sad. Hope she finds peace.

223 days ago
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MrsBrooks    

How degrading to an amazingly talented photographer who has a portfolio that will stand the test of time- unlike the shaky, hand held, cam video drivel that your staff have.
Maybe, you should google or wikipedia if you are slightly lost for info next time... *somewhat famous in her own right*...
And *the daughter of the woman who was the inspiration for*... aren't really appropriate terms in this case...
I think that all of the continual reporting/ stalking of the Paul Walker, Kardashians, Jackson has evaporated the last of your grey matter TMZ...
Step up or at least *cut and paste* from a decent site...

223 days ago
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TheEric    

I'd jump out a window too if I had to look in a mirror everyday and see that mug. There's a thing called veneers. I have them. They're great. She should have gotten some. Side note...why is EVERYONE involved in the fashion industry ugly as an 85 year old man's ********?

223 days ago
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msb    

Some French singing dude? Serge Gainsbourg is an icon, much more important than anyoneI see gracing your pages. Jane Birkin is famous for much more than the Birkin Bag. Famous in her own right? I think Mrs Brooks

223 days ago
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msb    

got that perfectly.

223 days ago
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kaitlin    

she's a dead ringer for her mother, she just looks a little older than her. it must have been a crazy life.

223 days ago
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Susanlsmith    

No matter how rich they are. They never fix their British teeth

223 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

Why was she depressed? She owned a mirror? Ok - that was ugly. I deserve a spanking. RIP lady.

223 days ago
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