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Terry O’Neill, whose images captured ‘60s London, dies at 81

British photographer Terry O’Neill, whose images chronicled London’s Swinging ‘60s and who shot iconic images of the Rolling Stones, the Beatles and Brigitte Bardot, has died. He was 81.

O’Neill death was announced Sunday by his agency, Iconic Images. A spokeswoman for the agency says O’Neill died at his London home Saturday following a battle with cancer.

O’Neill was one of the first photographers to shoot the Beatles. He placed John Lennon in the foreground because he thought, he once said, “it was obvious John was the one with the personality.”

FILE - In this BW file photo dated Nov 12, 1985, actress Faye Dunaway smiles during opening night of her husband, photographer Terry O'Neill's exhibit at New York's Susan Michael's Galerie Lafayette, as O'Neill celebrates publication of his book "Legends" covering 20-years of his photography. Iconic photographer Terry O'Neill, who chronicled the swinging 60s generation, died Saturday Nov. 17, 2019, aged 81, according to an announcement from his licensing agency. (AP PhotoErica Lansner, FILE)

Over the 1960s, O’Neill regularly captured the style and personalities of the era. He photographed Sean Connery, David Bowie, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra and many others.