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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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