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Woman who featured in iconic Woodstock album cover embracing her boyfriend has died

The woman who featured in the iconic Woodstock album cover wrapped in a blanket embracing her boyfriend as 20-year-old sweethearts during the 1969 festival has died. 

Bobbi Kelly Ercoline died over the weekend following a lengthy illness, according to her husband of 54 years, Nick Ercoline, who had been dating her for only a few months when the photo was taken. 

Her age has also not been disclosed, but the couple were both 20 when they were snapped at the legendary festival, taking place over the weekend of August 15 to 18, 1969. 

Nick posted on Facebook this weekend: ‘It’s with beyond great sadness that I tell my FB family and friends, that after 54 years of life together, of the death of my beautiful wife, Bobbi, last night surrounded by her family.

‘She lived her life well, and left this world in a much better place. If you knew her, you loved her. She lived by her saying, ‘”Be kind”.’

He added: ‘She didn’t deserve this past year’s nightmare, but she isn’t suffering from the physical pain anymore and that brings some comfort to us.’

The 20-year-olds were photographed by Burke Uzzle of the Magnum photo agency in a shot which is seen to have encapsulated the mood at the festival.

It shows Bobbi gazing towards the camera donning a pair of thick yellow sunglasses, draped in a pink and white blanket that Nick is wearing, on a hill dotted with revellers.

Source of data and images: dailymail

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