Iconic Photographer Terry O'Neill Passed Away From Cancer

The British famed photographer dies only a month after he was honored by Prince William with a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) at Buckingham Palace.

AceShowbiz - Photographer Terry O'Neill has died aged 81, following a battle with prostate cancer.

Ellie Brown, director of editorial licensing at Iconic Images, which licensed O'Neill's pictures, said he passed away on Saturday, November 16 night "quietly at home after a long illness."

O'Neill rose to prominence in the '60s, becoming one of the most sought after photographers in London and working with subjects including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Judy Garland.

Over the next five decades, he developed close working relationships with pop stars like Elton John and David Bowie, and also shot members of Britain's royal family, including The Queen, and several statesmen and women, including Nelson Mandela.

Among his most notable recent works was an image of Amy Winehouse at the height of her fame in 2008.

"Terry was a class act, quick witted and filled with charm," Brown told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper. "Anyone who was lucky enough to know or work with him can attest to his generosity and modesty. As one of the most iconic photographers of the last 60 years, his legendary pictures will forever remain imprinted in our memories as well as in our hearts and minds."

O'Neill was last seen publicly in October, when he received was invested as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to photography by Prince William at Buckingham Palace.

He is survived by his third wife, Laraine Ashton, two children from his first marriage to the actress Vera Day, and Liam, a son shared with his second wife, American actress Faye Dunaway.

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