Milestones May 4, 1998

DIED. LINDA EASTMAN MCCARTNEY, 56, fetching photographer of '60s rockers who trounced the hopes of teenyboppers when she wed one of her dreamiest subjects, Beatle Paul; after battling breast cancer; in Tucson, Ariz. Their enduring union was the rule-proving exception to short-lived celebrity marriages, with the devoted couple spending just one voluntary night apart in their 29 years together. Linda became Paul's muse (the lovely, long-haired lady of his post-Beatles love ballads) and his sometime singing partner in the soft-rock group Wings. Her passions ranged far beyond the musical: she continued to take pictures, and she became a tireless champion of...

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