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CNN BREAKING NEWS

Celebrity Photographer Herb Ritts Dies at 50

Aired December 26, 2002 - 17:56   ET

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WOLF BLITZER, CNN ANCHOR: We have some breaking news coming in from the Associated Press. It's reporting that celebrity and fashion photographer Herb Ritts has died in Los Angeles. The reports say complications from pneumonia.
Ritts, of course, was being treated at the UCLA medical center. The AP reporting that the well-known photographer Herb Ritts has died at the age of 50. Only 50 years old. Many of us, of course, remember his pictures, his photography in "Vanity Fair" and other publications, pictures of Christopher Reeve, Elizabeth Taylor and many other celebrities.

Herb Ritts dead at 50.

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