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.”

About Alexis Sostre

Entrepreneur, contributor, writer, and editor of Sostre News. With a powerful new bi-lingual speaking generation by his side, Sostre News is becoming the preferred site for the latest in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Culture, Tech, Breaking and World News.

Check Also

Ex-‘Dance Moms’ Host Abby Lee Miller Sentenced To Prison In Fraud Case

Ex-‘Dance Moms’ Host Abby Lee Miller Sentenced To Prison In Fraud Case

Almost a year and a half after she was first indicted on 20 counts of fraud, former Dance Moms host Abby Lee Miller was sentenced today to one year and one day in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh.