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Dylan muse Suze Rotolo dead at 67

March 1, 2011 at 10:33 PM
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LOS ANGELES, March 1 (UPI) -- Suze Rotolo, famous for appearing on the cover of "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" album, has died of cancer at her New York home, her son. Luca, said. She was 67.

The Los Angeles Times said Tuesday the artist and author, a New York native, was a huge influence on the singer-songwriter when she dated Dylan for four years in the 1960s, introducing him to modern art and poetry, avant-garde theater and civil-rights politics.

"Right from the start, I couldn't take my eyes off her," the Times quoted Dylan as writing in "Chronicles: Volume One," his 2004 memoir. "She was the most erotic thing I'd ever seen."

The relationship ended shortly after Dylan's career took off, however. Rotolo continued to work as an artist and penned the book, "A Freewheelin' Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties."

She married film editor Enzo Bartoccioli in 1967, and is survived by him and their son, Luca, as well as her sister, Carla Rotolo, the Times said.

Topics: Bob Dylan
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