Early Beatles Photographer Dead At 81: Everything You Need To Know About Astrid Kirchherr

Astrid Kirchherr Biography – Wiki

Astrid Kirchherr is best known as the German photographer artist who had worked with the Beatles. Her photographs of the band’s original members – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best – during their early days in Hamburg, are famous worldwide. She was globally honored with helping shape the band’s trend-setting visual style, The Associated Press. was told.

Breaking News: Astrid Kirchherr Pronounced Dead at 81

Kirchherr has officially been announced dead at the age of 81 on Tuesday in her native Hamburg, days before her 82nd birthday.

On Friday, Ringo Starr took to Twitter to pay tribute to Kirchherr, writing: “God bless Astrid a beautiful human being And she took great photos peace and love.”

Astrid Kirchherr Cause of Death

According to the German publication Die Zeit, she died of a “short, serious illness”.

Astrid Kirchherr Tributes

George Harrison’s widow, Olivia Harrison, also honored Kirchherr, tweeting: “Astrid is and was the sweetest woman, so thoughtful and kind and talented, with an eye to capture a soul. Our family loved her and none more than George. I am truly saddened but honoured to have known her. Olivia #AstridKirchherr.”

And Pete Best wrote: “Absolutely stunned to hear the news of Astrid passing. God bless you love. We shared some wonderful memories and the most amazing fun times. Condolences to family and friends, Pete (Petey).”

Everything You Need To Know About Astrid Kirchherr


  • Full Name: Astrid Kirchherr
  • Age: 81
  • Profession: Photographer, Artist
  • Nationality: German
  • Current Homeland: Hamburg, Germany
  • Education: Graduation in Fashion
  • Years Active: 1959−2020

Birthday and Zodiac Sign:

  • Birthday: 20 May
  • Birth Year: 1938
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Death and Cause of Death:

  • Date: 13 May, 2020
  • Cause of Death: Short Serious Illness

Personal Life:

  • Husband/Spouse:  Engaged to Stuart Sutcliffe, and twice divorced
  • Parent(s):Nielsa Kirchherr

Total Net Worth:

  • Net Worth: $16,2 Million