We are learning the sad news this morning that Warhol star, writer, and poet Taylor Mead died yesterday at the age of 88. His passing comes just a month after accepting a settlement
with notorious landlord Ben Shaoul to vacate 163 Ludlow Street
, the Lower East Side tenement building he called home for three decades. Mead had then fled to Denver to live with family for a while, but, we were told, wanted to return to the Lower East Side.
UPDATE: we are told that Mead passed away from a purported “full blown stroke” while in Colorado.
A talent that will be missed.
And, in case you were wondering, his Wikipedia page has already been updated.
Feel free to share any stories of Taylor while we mourn…