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Born: August 6, 1928(1928-08-06), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
Died: February 22, 1987 New York City, New York
Age at Death: 58
Cause of Death: While recovering from a routine gallbladder surgery at New York Hospital before dying in his sleep from a sudden heart attack. It was alleged that hospital staff had failed to adequately monitor his condition and overloaded him with fluids after his operation, causing him to suffer from a fatal case of water intoxication.
Notable because: Fabulous self publicist.
Andy Warhol, was an American artist and a central figure in the movement known as pop art. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became famous worldwide for his work as a painter, an avant-garde filmmaker, a record producer, an author, and a public figure known for his membership in wildly diverse social circles that included bohemian street people, distinguished intellectuals, Hollywood celebrities and wealthy aristocrats.
A controversial figure during his lifetime (his work was often derided by critics as a hoax, or "put-on"), Warhol has been the subject of numerous retrospective exhibitions, books, feature and documentary films since his death in 1987.
Resting Place: St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery in Bethel Park, a south suburb of Pittsburgh.
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