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Holly Woodlawn, Inspiration for 'Walk on the Wild Side,' Dead at 69

7 December 2015 7:11 AM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Holly Woodlawn, a transgender actress in Andy Warhol's Factory and the inspiration behind the opening verse of Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side," passed away Sunday following a battle with cancer. She was 69. Woodlawn first discovered she had cancer in August and was since transferred to an assisted-living facility in Los Angeles, where she died, the BBC reports.

Born Haroldo Santiago Franceschi Rodriguez Danhakl in Puerto Rico in 1946, Woodlawn adopted her name from Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's main character Holly Golightly as well as an »

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