Artist LeRoy Neiman dies at 91
June 20th, 2012
11:34 PM ET

Artist LeRoy Neiman dies at 91

American artist LeRoy Neiman, known for his handlebar mustache and his portrayals of athletes, has died in New York, his publicist said. He was 91.

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  1. Joe King

    We first met in 81 an I enjoyed his friendship, his art and his love of life. He was a very giving person and did much for many charities. We traveled, sat on boards, and together gave each other many great memories. LeRoy, the world is a better place because of your life. God bless and Rest in peace my friend.

    June 25, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. LeRoy Transfield

    I recently heard that LeRoy Neiman died. My dad liked his paintings. He would see them in the ads in Playboy. He liked his work so much that in1965, when I was born, he named me after Mr. Neiman. The funny thing is, not knwing very much about who LeRoy Neiman was, I became artist myself, a sculptor. You can see my work at

    July 29, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
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