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 Fernando Bengoechea

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Fernando Bengoechea

  • Birth Aug 1965 Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Death 26 Dec 2004
  • Burial Body lost at sea, Specifically: Body lost in the Indian Ocean off of Sri Lanka Thailand
  • Memorial ID 15960859

Fashion photographer. Was the life partner of Nate Berkus, Oprah Winfrey's personal interior designer. He was born in Buenos Aires Argentina and grew up in Brazil As an adult he moved to New York City to persue a career in photography. His work have appeared in a number of magazines such as Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, ELLE, and Oprah. Other clients of his included House & Garden, Town & Country, K-Mart, J-Crew, New York Times, and American, German and French Vogue. Celebrity clients of his included Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Tommy Hilfiger, Gloria Estefan, Naomi Campbell, Enrique Iglasis, and Ricky Martin. While vacationing with Berkus in Sri Lanka Thailand they were swept away by the deadly 2004 tsunami just one day after Christmas. Berkus managed to climb on top of a roof and survive but Fernando was swept away by a second wave. He was presumed dead since his body was never recovered.


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  • Created by: JL
  • Added: 1 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15960859
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fernando Bengoechea (Aug 1965–26 Dec 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15960859, ; Maintained by JL (contributor 46820762) Body lost at sea, who reports a Body lost in the Indian Ocean off of Sri Lanka Thailand.