Annette Walter-Lax

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Annette Walter-Lax
Born (1955-05-10) 10 May 1955 (age 62)
Stockholm, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Occupation Model
Known for modelling career, ex girlfriend of Keith Moon

Annette Walter-Lax (born 10 May 1955) is a Swedish former fashion model.


Annette Walter-Lax modeled in the 1970s and dated Keith Moon from 1974 until his death in 1978. The two met in the summer of 1974, after a photographer asked Walter-Lax if she wanted to meet a "real drummer". Moon forced Walter-Lax to give up her modeling career, as he had with his ex-wife, Kim Kerrigan.[1] In 1975, the couple moved to Los Angeles and bought a house in Malibu; they spent three years there before returning to England.

Once in London, Moon began renting Harry Nilsson's flat at 9 Curzon Street. Around this time, he began telling everyone that he and Walter-Lax were going to be married, but there was never any official engagement.[1] She appeared on the cover of Moon's Two Sides of the Moon. The couple were Paul McCartney's guests at a film preview of The Buddy Holly Story on the evening of 6 September 1978.[2] After dining with Paul and Linda McCartney, Walter-Lax and Moon returned to their flat, where he died of an overdose of Clomethiazole (Heminevrin), a medication he was taking as part of a program to wean him off alcohol. She was distraught and inconsolable at his death, and was heavily sedated during the funeral service, reportedly collapsing at the Garden of Remembrance.[1] She said later that it was her understanding that Moon was going to propose to her on the day of his death.

Walter-Lax began dating British television actor Gareth Hunt. They married in the early 1980s and had a son, Oliver. She has lived with her son in Stockholm since her divorce from Hunt.

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  1. ^ a b c Keith's Ladies Archived November 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Curley, John. "The Who's Keith Moon Gets a thorough examination in 'Final 24' DVD". Goldmine, 05 August 2010. F+W Media, Inc. Retrieved 17 September 2011.