Guitar legend's mum passes away after cancer battle

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.