Larry Harvey, Burning Man founder, dies at 70



Burning Man founder Larry Harvey died Saturday at the age of 70.

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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.

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