Actress Holly Woodlawn Who Appeared in Andy Warhol's Films Dies at 69

Actress Holly Woodlawn Who Appeared in Andy Warhol’s Films Dies at 69

Trans performer Holly Woodlawn, the Warhol superstar immortalized in Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side,” has passed away at age 69.

The exact cause of death hasn’t been announced, but her health had deteriorated in the past few years. Penny Arcade, who launched a GoFundMe campaign for Woodlawn’s end-of-life care, said lesions were discovered on her brain and lungs.

It’s believed she died at a hospice in West Hollywood.

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Miami Beach, Woodlawn eventually came to New York, where she linked up with Andy Warhol and starred in underground classics like Trash and Women in Revolt.

hollywoodlawn

mgid-uma-image-logotv.com-11148567

After the era of the Superstars ebbed, she moved back home to Miami for a time, but more recently embarked on a cabaret career in New York and L.A.

“Holly gave visibility long before it was comfortable to do so,” said Arcade. “And also gave thousands of people both hope and pleasure.”

Check Also

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dead at 91

Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner Dead at 91

Hugh Hefner -- the silk-robed Casanova whose Playboy men's magazine popularized the term "centerfold," glamorized an urbane bachelor lifestyle and helped spur the sexual revolution of the 1960s -- has died, the magazine said late Wednesday. He was 91.