Linda McCartney
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Linda Louise McCartney, Lady McCartney (née Eastman; September 24, 1941 – April 17, 1998) was an American photographer, musician, animal rights activist, and entrepreneur. She was best known as the first wife of English musician Paul McCartney and for her photographs of celebrities and contemporary musicians. Her photos were published in the 1992 book Linda McCartney's Sixties: Portrait of an Era.

Linda married Paul in March 1969 at Marylebone Town Hall in London, and thereafter went to St John's Wood Church for a blessing. Her daughter from her prior marriage, Heather, was adopted by Paul. Together, the McCartneys had three other children: photographer Mary, fashion designer Stella, and musician James. After the 1970 breakup of the Beatles, Paul and Linda recorded the album Ram and formed the band Wings in 1971. She continued to be part of her husband's touring band following Wings' breakup in 1981 up until The New World Tour in 1993.

McCartney became an animal rights activist and wrote and published several vegetarian cookbooks. She also founded the vegetarian Linda McCartney Foods company with her husband. In 1995, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and died from the disease three years later at the age of 56.

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