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Ayrton Ferreria "Gary" dos Santos, Jr
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Birth: 1964
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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Ayrton Ferreria Gary dos Santos, Jr
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