Death of LeRoy Neiman

June 8, 1921 - June 20, 2012
New York, New York | Age 91

Sports world artist dies in US at 91
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ULA ILNYTZKY, The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Painter and sketch artist LeRoy Neiman, best known for evoking the kinetic energy of the world's biggest sporting and leisure events with bright quick strokes, has died at age 91.

Neiman was the official painter of five Olympiads and was a contributing artist at Playboy magazine for many years. His longtime publicist, Gail Parenteau, confirmed his death at a Manhattan hospital on Wednesday but didn't disclose the cause. Read Complete Obituary

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