Keith Richards' mother dies

Guitar legend's mum passes away after cancer battle

Keith Richards' mother dies
The mother of The Rolling Stones' guitar legend Keith Richards has died.

Doris Richards, 91, passed away at the weekend after a battle with cancer.

The guitarist extended his stay in London to be with his mother, who passed away peacefully in her sleep.

He had kept a vigil at her bedside, forcing him to skip a memorial for the late record mogul Ahmet Ertegun last week, reports Reuters.

Her death comes just weeks after Richards told NME that he once snorted a line of his own father's ashes.

Richards is the only child of Doris and Bert Richards, who split up in 1962.

His mother is survived by four grandchildren.

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