Helmut Newton Dies
Acclaimed photographer Helmut Newton was killed in a car crash Friday, police said. He was 83.
Newton, a fashion photographer whose work appeared in magazines such as Playboy, Elle and Vogue, was best known for his stark, black-and-white nude photos.
Newton lost control of his Cadillac while leaving the Chateau Marmont hotel in Hollywood and crashed into a wall across the street, said Officer April Harding, a police spokeswoman.
Before hitting the wall, the car brushed an Associated Press photographer who was arriving at the hotel on an unrelated assignment.
Newton was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he died a short time later, Harding said.
Newton, who was Jewish, fled Germany for Singapore in December 1938, a month after Nazi-led pogroms. He eventually settled in Australia and became a citizen, then took up residence in Monte Carlo.
Madonna by Helmut Newton from the portfolio published by Vanity Fair in April 1990
Source: Associated Press