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Lynn Barber: ‘If I know somebody as a real person, I don’t then feel I can write about them because I know things about them that I shouldn’t know.’ Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

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Media scrum: photographers outside the New York apartment building where L’Wren Scot lived, as the medical examiner’s van leaves with her body. Photograph: Jemal Countess/Getty

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