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Keith: I'll give my daughters both a straw to snort my ashes.

Byline: HANNAH HOPE

ROLLING Stone legend Keith Richards is happy for his daughters to snort his ashes after he dies - just as he did his dad's.

The 71-year-old guitarist, a former heroin and cocaine user, said: "I'll give them a straw."

How his daughters with wife Patti Hansen, 59 - Theodora, 30, and Alexandra, 28 - feel about the odd ritual is unclear.

But the guitarist stunned the world in 2007 when he confessed to inhaling a cocktail of his late dad Bert's ashes and cocaine. He said: "The strangest thing I've tried to snort? My father. I snorted my father. I couldn't resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow."

Keith insisted Bert, who died at 84, would not have minded.

He later denied the admission but clarified the story in 2010, saying: "I opened dad's ashes, and some blew over the table. I asked, should I desecrate them with a broom? d some blew II m ?e dp r.

"So I wet me finger and I shoved a bit of me dad up me f****** 'ooter. I'm sure he's still blessing me. The rest I put round a tree."

Keith, who quit taking cocaine in 2006 when he fell out of a palm tree in Fiji, also has no regrets about taking heroin.

He told GQ magazine: "I can't say regret comes into it at all.

Regret is w "Regret is when I ran out.

"I loved hanging out with junkies; very interesting, discerning drug takers."

He added: "I do miss amphetamines.

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Date:Sep 10, 2015
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