Singer and actress Jane Birkin dies as fans share their heartbreak

Jane Birkin has died at the age of 76, French media have reported.

Jane, who lent her name to the Hermes Birkin designer handbag, was found dead at her home by her caregiver on Sunday, according to BFMTV.

The English-French star rose to fame as an actress and was also known for her relationship with French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg.

The stars first met when they appeared in French comedy Slogan, before releasing a joint album that same year.

The famous couple split in 1980.

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