Astrid Kircherr- the German photographer and artist best known as a friend of The Beatles during their stay playing in Hamburg in the early 1960 has died at 82 following a short illness. Astrid met The Beatles bass player at the time Stuart Sutcliffe and they were later engaged. Stuart died tragically in 1962 from a cerebral hemorrhage. Astrid took many iconic photographs of the young Beatles during their stay in Germany. She is also credited with inventing the famous Beatles moptop haircut although she denied it. She also gave The Beatles a sense of style in the clothes that they wore.