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Photographer George Forss’ Cause of Death: Heart Failure


Photographer George Forss’ cause of death has been revealed after his heartbreaking death at the age of 80. May he rest in peace.

George Forss, 80, Photographer Discovered on the Street, passed away on 17 July at his home in Cambridge, New York, in the foothills of the Adirondacks.

His representative, Phyllis Wrynn, director of Park Slope Gallery In Brooklyn, revealed that George Forss’ cause of death was heart failure.

Photographer George Forss' Cause of Death: Heart Failure
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George Forss, who was born in 194, was mainly known for his black and white New York City images. He spent five years of his life living in an orphanage.

He worked hard to become a photographer after being introduced to photography at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. He had been taking photographs on the streets of NY and sold $5 prints since 1973 on the sidewalks outside of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Forss was discovered by Life magazine photographer David Duncan in 1980. He photographed city-scapes and time-capsule moments captured in detail. Forss has since been praised by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Ansel Adams for his outstanding imagery.

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What was George Forss’ Cause of Death?

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Photographer George Forss' Cause of Death: Heart Failure
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Forss’ works of art were published in 1984 in Masterworks of a Street Peddler, and it made Mr. Force a sensation. Duncan, who died in 2018, wrote in the introduction of the photography book: ” Surprise, disbelief, excitement, confusion, and admiration captivated me while my eyes haunted the display of the seller’s prints on the sidewalk.”

In 1982, Forss appeared on the show “Today” and was also the subject of a BBC documentary titled “A Fairytale of New York.” George Forss’s documentary chronicled the rise of this photographic genius from obscurity to worldwide fame. Forss’ works of art can be seen on exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum.

Mr. Forss helped his illegitimate mother in the dilapidated frame house she shared in Brooklyn, where she built a darkroom. A portrait subject was his one-eyed cat, Bingo.

“Sure, I’m very angry. But it’s not going to show up in my work. I want to uplift and be brought to the level of a beautiful place,” George said in an Interview With Popular Photography magazine in 1984.

Soon after the heartbreaking news of George Forss’ death came out, his friends and fans paid touching tributes to him and spread their condolence through social media.

It is a difficult time for Fross’ family and friends. Words cannot express our deep sorrow from the death of the great photographer, and we ask you all to keep George, his family, his friends, and all of his loved ones in your thoughts through this agonizing time.

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  1. Arthur John Graham August 2, 2021

    so sad for George to pass away, he learned the hard way back in the days, may his work always be remembered.
    rest in peace

    1. US day News August 3, 2021

      Undoubtedly his works will be remembered because George Forss was one in a million. The world is just a little more empty with one less artist in our midst. May he rest in peace.


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