French police officials have confirmed Kate Barry, the fashion photographer daughter of singer/actress Jane Birkin and late Bond theme composer John Barry, died after falling from the balcony of her apartment in Paris on Wednesday (11Dec13)

Detectives are currently investigating the tragedy after Barry's body was found on the pavement outside the apartment block, where she lived on the fourth floor.

Reports suggest she may have taken her own life.

Barry, who was actress Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lou Doillon's half-sister, was raised by Birkin's lover Serge Gainsbourg after her parents split the year she was born (67).

The 46 year old leaves behind a son, Roman de Kermadec, who is 26.

Barry's work appeared in British Vogue magazine and the Sunday Times, among other publications.