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Bill Cunningham dies at 87; iconic New York Times photographer who chronicled fashion high and low

Bill Cunningham dies at 87; iconic New York Times photographer who chronicled fashion high and low

Bill Cunningham, the iconic New York Times fashion photographer who darted around New York City on a humble bicycle to cover the style of high society grand dames and downtown punks with equal verve, has passed away. He was 87. 

Cunningham died Saturday in New York City, according to Eileen Murphy, a spokeswoman for the newspaper. He had been hospitalized recently after suffering a stroke.

“He was incredibly open-minded about fashion,” New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet said in a statement issued shortly after Cunningham’s death.

“To see a Bill Cunningham street spread was to see all of New York. Young people. Brown...

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