Kate Barry has been found dead in Paris

Kate Barry, 46, was found dead outside her apartment

Jane Birkin's daughter Kate Barry has been found dead outside her Paris apartment.

46-year-old Ms Barry, whose father was the James Bond composer James Barry, is thought to have fallen from a window of her apartment. Her mother, Ms Birkin, with whom she was close, lives a few streets away in the French capital.

Kate Barry shared her mother with her half-sisters Charlotte Gainsbourg (whose father was the late Serge Gainsbourg) and Lou Doillon (who was the daughter of director Jacques Doillon).

Ms Birkin, who became famous in the Sixties as an actress and singer, brought up Kate with her then husband Serge Gainsbourg. 

Kate Barry and Jane Birkin

A talented photographer, Ms Barry had contributed work to many high profile publications including The Sunday Times Magazine.

In a tribute to Ms Barry, the French culture minister, Aurelie Filippetti, said she was 'an outstanding photographer who understood the very meaning of pictures, staging, light and composition.'

Ms Barry's apartment was today sealed off as police continute to investigate her death. 

Our thoughts and condolences are with Ms Barry's family and friends.

By Olivia Marks

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