Astrid Kirchherr, Artist/Photographer friend of The Beatles, dies 81

German newspaper Die Zeit confirmed Kirchherr’s death, noting the photographer died of a “short, serious illness.”

“Intelligent, inspirational, innovative, daring, artistic, awake, aware, beautiful, smart, loving and uplifting friend to many,” Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn tweeted (via NME). “Her gift to The Beatles was immeasurable. She died in Hamburg on Wednesday, a few days before turning 82.

Mort Drucker, Legendary Mad Magazine Artist, Dies At 91

Mort Drucker, known for his legendary work on Mad Magazine, has died at the age of 91. The artist died in his home in Woodbury, New York on Wednesday, though we aren’t sure what the cause of death was (via New York Times). Drucker is survived by his wife, daughters Laurie Bachner and Melanie Amsterdam, and his three grandchildren.