Larry Harvey, the founder and driving force behind the annual Burning Man counterculture art festival, died Saturday at a San Francisco hospital after suffering a stroke earlier this month. He was 70.
His death was announced on the Burning Man website.
“Burning Man culture has lost a great leader and an inspiring mind,” event CEO Marian Goodell said in a statement. “He adeptly interpreted the manifestation of what became a movement. I have lost a dear friend who I’ve known, loved, and worked beside for nearly 22 years.”
Harvey had a stroke on April 4.
Burning Man began in 1986 with just…