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I don't recall ever seeing a photograph of Brian with a ciggie in his mouth before. Perhaps holding one -- I might have to ask the Brian expert about this one.
Looking quite middle-aged there - way beyond his actual years.
he was a heavy cigarette smoker
Yes he was. He was also very aware of the image of The Beatles and his own image. I don't think he wanted to be photographed with a cigarette in his mouth. I don't think the Beatles cared one bit.
RIP MR. EPSTEIN