In October 1999, a photographer snapped the first of hundreds of photographs of the young and beautiful Anetta Key.
The image went viral, and became an Internet sensation.
Key’s family, as well as her friends, quickly became intrigued with the photographer’s work.
Key was a popular student, and her parents, Carol and Peter Key, were avid photographers.
In 2008, they released a limited edition of her photos titled “Lil Key,” a collection of images of the Key family and friends.
The collection, which sold out quickly, sold out again in November 2009.
Key had died from an accidental overdose of opiates in 2009.
“We’re always very happy with what we do.
I just want to give people a little more peace,” Carol Key said in an interview with Smithsonian Magazine.
“We have so many great pictures of Anette, so many wonderful moments with her and with the people she was with, and so many of the beautiful moments in her life.”
Key is survived by her parents Carol and Petter Key and by her sister Anetta.
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