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Billie Lourd Pays Tribute to Late Mother Carrie Fisher on Sixth Anniversary of her Death

  Billie Lourd wrote a tribute post to her late mother Carrie Fisher six years after Carrie’s death. In a Tuesday Instagram post, the Ticket to Paradise star acknowledged the six-year anniversary of her mother Carrie Fisher’s death. Captioning a photo of herself and her late mother together, Billie wrote, “It has been 6 years since my Momby died (feels like 2 but also like 705 at the same time?). And unlike most other years since she’s died, this year, these past two weeks have been some of the most joyful of my life.” Billie and her husband Austen Rydell welcomed their second child, Jackson, on 12 December. They also share two-year-old Kingston. “My mom is not here to meet either of them and isn’t here to experience any of the magic. Sometimes the magical moments can also be the hardest,” the actress shared in her post. “For anyone out there experiencing the reality of grief alongside the magic of life, I see you. You are not alone.” She advised anyone experiencing both “magical” and

Legendary Music Photographer 'Mick Rock' Has Died At Age 72

The photographer captured iconic images of artists in the seventies including David Bowie, Lou Reed, Queen, Sex Pistols and many more.

Rock’s family confirmed the news in a statement on social media earlier today (November 19).

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share our beloved psychedelic renegade Mick Rock has made the Jungian journey to the other side,” the statement began.

 “Those who had the pleasure of existing in his orbit, know that Mick was always so much more than ‘The Man Who Shot the 70s.’ He was a photographic poet — a true force of nature who spent his days doing exactly what he loved, always in his own delightfully outrageous way.”


It continued: “The stars seemed to effortlessly align for Mick when he was behind the camera; feeding off the unique charisma of his subjects electrified and energised him. His intent always intense. His focus always total.

“A man fascinated with image, he absorbed visual beings through his lens and immersed himself in their art, thus creating some of the most magnificent images rock music has ever seen.”

It concluded: “Let us not mourn the loss, but instead celebrate the fabulous life and extraordinary career of Michael David Rock. While you do so in your own way, we must ask that the privacy of his nearest and dearest be respected at this time. Therefore, there will be no further comments.” You can see the statement in full above.

Rock was born in London in 1948 and shot to prominence in the seventies for his work with Bowie and others.

Between 1972 and 1979, Rock was most prolific and his photographs appeared on a number of album covers and in videos from the time.

David Bowie, Queen, Blondie, Iggy Pop, and Syd Barrett were among just some of the many musicians he captured in this era, but it was his work with Bowie that the musician was most well known.

Some of his famous album cover shots included ‘Queen II’, ‘Raw Power’, and ‘Transformer’.

He continued to photograph musicians into his seventies, taking photographs of artists including Snoop Dogg, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Miley Cyrus and more.

Additionally, Rock was a prolific artist and also served as the chief photographer for the The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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