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Paul McCartney to ‘be the first artist to take his own life’ at 78: ‘I’ll be the first to take my own life.’

The singer will continue to tour after his death, according to a statement from his estate.

McCartney was 78 years old when he died Sunday in Los Angeles, according the statement.

He had a long-term battle with Alzheimer’s disease and was in good health until late in his life.

McCartney’s death marks the end of a decade of public mourning and is a significant turning point in the public’s understanding of the musician’s life and legacy.

It also marks a milestone in the art world’s attempts to understand and heal his illness.