Eastman dies at age 56 after a three year battle with breast cancer. Linda is surrounded by her husband and children at the family ranch in Arizona. At the time of her death, Linda and Paul had been married for 29 years.
Linda is survived by her husband Paul and their children Mary, Stella, and James; her daughter Heather from a previous marriage; her sisters Laura and Louise and brother John, McCartney’s business manager and lawyer.
Paul marries Linda Eastman, an American divorcee with a six year old daughter. The wedding is held at Marylebone Registry Office, in Westminster, just a week after the couple decided to tie the knot.
McCartney marries Eastman in a civil ceremony in London. Hundreds of people gathered outside the Marylebone Register Office to catch a glimpse of the couple as they arrived with Eastman’s six-year-old daughter, Heather, from a previous marriage.
Linda Eastman is the second child born to entertainment lawyer Lee Eastman — the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants, born Leopold Vail Epstein — and department store heiress Louise Sara Lindner.
Linda grows up in the affluent Scarsdale, New York neighborhood, and attends the prestigious Scarsdale high school. She studies and practices photography during and after studying art at the University of Arizona, going on to take photographs of numerous rock stars she crosses paths with.