Transgender Icon & Transparent Actress Holly Woodlawn Loses Battle To Cancer At 69

holly woodlawn dies 69

Sad news.

On Sunday, transgender icon and actress Holly Woodlawn lost her long battle with cancer. Andy Warhol‘s former muse was 69-years-old at her passing.

Miz Woodlawn rose to fame in the early ’70s after her association with Warhol and starring in Paul Morrissey‘s film Trash.

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Since then, the late actress penned a memoir titled A Low Life in High Heels and found a revival in her career during the ’90s after appearing in various independent films — including Billy’s Big Hollywood Kiss and Night Owl.

In fact, Holly even appeared in the Emmy winning show Transparent as the character Vivian.

Fellow Trash star Joe Dallesandro took to Facebook following the Puerto Rican native’s death to confirm with their fans that Holly was unfortunately gone.

He posted:

I arrived to the hospice and went to Holly’s room, #403. I was next to her talking and telling her all the love that was…
Posted by Joe Dallesandro on Sunday, December 6, 2015

Tissues, anyone?

Later that evening, Holly was also remembered by NCIS actress Pauley Perrette during an event in Los Angeles.

A source shared:

“Pauley went off script [during her presenting duties] to honor Holly Woodlawn. She said she was informed about her passing in the car on the way over to the event. She got teary eyed and was clearly emotional.”

How sad! Our thoughts are with Holly’s loved ones during this trying time.

[Image via Mavrix Online.]

Dec 7, 2015 7:13am PDT

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