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    Default Photographer Helmut Newton dies in crash

    Acclaimed photographer Helmut Newton died Friday after his car sped out-of-control from the driveway of the Chateau Marmont hotel and crashed into a wall, 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 of women.

    Newton apparently lost control of his Cadillac while leaving the hotel in Hollywood, said Officer April Harding, a police spokeswoman. It was unclear whether he became ill while driving or some other cause resulted in the crash.

    People were walking on the sidewalk in front of the driveway, and the car brushed a photographer heading into the hotel before colliding with the wall.

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

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    a great loss to the photographic universe....

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    Such a sad day for us who have grown up viewing his work and trying fruitlessly to emulate him.

    Sad Sad SAD!!!!!!!!

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    here's a site to noe abt his works...

    A tribute to his contribution to fashion photography

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    Talking Helmut Newton worked for Strait Times in Singapore!!!

    Do you know!?!?!

    Check this out:

    "As he flirted with death by consorting with Aryan girls, his parents managed to secure him passage on a ship to China, but he stopped off in Singapore, where he got a job at the Straits Times newspaper, a job he held for just two weeks.

    "Soon I realized how far I was from the goal I'd set for myself of becoming a Vogue photographer," he told the New Yorker last year.

    Instead he met a glamorous older Belgian woman, and powered by an epic sex drive, became her lover and caroused around the British colony until moving to Australia in 1940, just ahead of the Japanese invasion."

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    sad lost............
    forever remembered for his great works.

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    On a serious note, at the federal level, the US authorities are already looking at more stringent regular mandatory health check for elderly drivers, with the possibility of banning them from driving. They sped up (no pun intended) the bill for Congress, but alas... not fast enough to get Mr Newton's hands off that lethal weapon (Cadillac) of his. Luckily, no one else was killed... unlike the previous victims of another elderly driver who drove his car into a busy market...

    While I stand in awe of his artistic ability, I am dumbfounded by his stupidity. He did not know when to stop (no pun intended)


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