Helmut Newton Has Died

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LOS ANGELES - Acclaimed photographer Helmut Newton was killed in a car crash Friday, police said. He was 83.

Newton, a fashion photographer whose work appeared in magazines such as Playboy, Elle and Vogue, was best known for his stark, black-and-white nude photos.

Newton lost control of his Cadillac while leaving the Chateau Marmont hotel in Hollywood and crashed into a wall across the street, said Officer April Harding, a police spokeswoman.

Before hitting the wall, the car brushed an Associated Press photographer who was arriving at the hotel on an unrelated assignment.

Newton was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he died a short time later, Harding said.

Newton, who was Jewish, fled Germany for Singapore in December 1938, a month after Nazi-led pogroms. He eventually settled in Australia and became a citizen, then took up
 
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Wow! I live here and heard nothing about it. If it is true, what a sad day. He had a great cense of humor, One that will be sorely missed.
 

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Very Sad indeed, but wishes to his family..sad for all of us.

USA Today web site had pretty decent write up as well...
 

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I met Helmut and worked with him a few times. He was really one of the classiest, brightest people I have every known. Sad to lose him but glad he left such a rich body of work.
 
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