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A gallery of images from the life of the legendary Rolling Stones guitarist

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Keith, aged 4, on his first tricycle at Southend-on-Sea, in a photo taken by his mother. (Copyright Keith Richard)

Doris Richards

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The band in London in 1964: (l-r) Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman (Getty Images)

Hulton Archive

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Keith Richards (centre) with Mick Jagger (left) being interviewed by a CBC reporter in Toronto in an undated photo from the 1960s.

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The band in 1967

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Mick and Keith in Keith's French villa in 1971, the place where Exile on Main Street was recorded. (Getty Images)


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Performing with Jagger in 1972

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Keith Richards in a surprise appearance at New York's Bottom Line night club on Oct. 26, 1978. (AP photo)

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Keith Richards in 1989 with his Canadian "blind angel," Rita Bedard, the girl he credited with saving him and his band during his 1978 court battle in Canada. Bedard was a huge fan who sent him letters of support. They finally met in Montreal in 1989.

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Keith with Patti Hansen and daughters Alexandra (right) and Theodora in 1992. (Annie Leibovitz photo)

© Annie Leibovitz

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Keith in 1992 (AP photo)

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Jagger and Richards in a preview concert for their "Voodoo Lounge" tour at RPM night club in Toronto in July 1994. (CP photo)

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Playing in Brussels in 1995 (AP photo)

Jacques Collet

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Keith with his father Bert in 1997. (Photo by Max Vadukul)

© Max Vadukul/© Max Vadukul

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Belting out a tune in April 1998 during the Bridges to Babylon tour. (Globe and Mail photo)

Andrew Danson

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Jagger and Richards in Boston in 1999: The band was the biggest earning concert act of the year. (AP photo)


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Richards at New York's Madison Square Garden during an NBA playoff game in 2001. (Reuters)


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Keith Richards visits the Art Gallery of Ontario exhibition "Voyage into Myth" in Toronto in 2002. (AGO photo)

Carlo Catenazzi

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Richards performs at the so-called "SARS-stock" concert at Downsview Park in Toronto in July 30, 2003. (Reuters)


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Richards at a press conference at the Juilliard School of Music in New York on May 10, 2005, when the band announced its latest tour. (Reuters)


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Grooving in Milan, Italy, on July 11, 2006 during the European leg of band's "Bigger Bang" tour. (Getty Images)

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Performing in 2006 in Los Angeles. (AFP/Getty Images)


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In Madrid in 2007 (AFP/Getty Images)


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Richards expresses a comment sentiment about press photographers at the premiere of "Shine A Light", Martin Scorcese's film of the band in concert, on March 30, 2008. (AFP photo)


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The remaining original Rolling Stones in 2010: Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards arrive at a screening of a new documentary, "Stones in Exile", on May 11, 2010 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. (AFP/Getty Images)


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Keith in his library in his Connecticutt home. (photo by Christopher Sykes)

© Christopher Sykes/© Christopher Sykes

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Keith Richards, 1943-??. (Photo by Peter Lindbergh)

Peter Lindbergh

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Bonus image: Mick (rear) and Keith, as painted by bandmate Ron Wood in 2004. (Getty Images)

Chris Jackson

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