Renowned fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh dies aged 74

Renowned fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh dies aged 74

Renowned German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, who worked in the 1980s and 1990s with supermodels such as Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Linda Evangelista, has died aged 74.

A message posted on Lindbergh's official Instagram account by his wife Petra, his ex-wife, his four sons and seven grandchildren said "it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Lindbergh ... He leaves a big void".

Lindbergh was renowned for his cinematic, elegant style.

Born in 1944, he grew up in Germany, where he made his first steps as a photographer before moving to Paris in 1978 to pursue his career.

Actress Charlize Theron paid tribute to the late photographer, saying her heart was broken: "Peter Lindbergh was a genius and an absolute master of his craft. Beyond that, what made him truly one of a kind was his consistent kindness, warmth, and incredible sense of humor. One of the best human beings I have ever met. I will never forget you my friend."

Lindbergh is survived by his wife Petra, his first wife Astrid, four sons Benjamin, Jérémy, Simon, Joseph and seven grandchildren.

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