|Death: ||Nov. 25, 2013|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Gary dos Santos, 49, a John Lennon devotee and a fixture in Strawberry Fields in Central Park, died Monday night at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan from complications from leukemia, said his companion, Lisa Page.
Mr. dos Santos – known as the Mayor of Strawberry Fields to park regulars and countless tourists who visited the "Imagine" mosaic just inside the park's West 72nd Street entrance – was diagnosed with advanced stage leukemia several weeks ago.
For the last 20 years, he welcomed visitors to the memorial by arranging flowers and praising Lennon — "the Brother" — who lived across the street in the Dakota apartment building and whose spirit Mr. dos Santos long professed to keep alive at the memorial.
Mr. dos Santos, in a recent interview, vowed to return to the memorial on Dec. 8 to memorialize Lennon's death, which occurred on that date in 1980. But even if he were to succumb before then, he said, "I'm not worried because I have the Brother watching over me."
from The New York Times, 27 Nov 2013
Created by: Bill Blackstock
Record added: Nov 27, 2013
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