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Dr. Rachel Owen, Academic, Artist And Mother Of Thom Yorke’s Children Dead At 48

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Dr. Rachel Owen, a well-respected academic and artist has died after a battle with cancer.

Owen was 48.

The former partner of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, Owen and Yorke were together for 23 years and they have two children, Agnes, 12 and Noah, 15.

It’s believed that Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool record took its inspiration from the couple’s 2015 break-up.

Pembroke College, where Owen was employed, issued the following statement: “Dr Owen was an internationally renowned artist – mixing photography and printmaking – and at the same time a scholar in medieval Italian literature…Despite her declining health from cancer in the last year, she asked to continue to teach, which she did right until the end of last Michaelmas term One of her latest artistic productions was a series of prints inspired by the Cantos of Dante’s first book of the Divine Comedy.”