Steve Starr passes away at 65
On Monday, November 12, 2012, Steve Starr passed away after feeling ill following lunch with his friends at the Drake Hotel, according to the Chicago Sun Times. He said he wasn't feeling well and passed out on the sidewalk. Starr was pronounced dead at 4:29 p.m. at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He was 65.
Starr was planning a photo exhibit to celebrate his 45 years in business on December 12th called "The Face of News," composed of photos of people in front of and behind the camera. The show will be held as a tribute to Steve's life.
Steve Starr is the author of Picture Perfect-Art Deco Photo Frames 1926-1946, published by Rizzoli International Publications.
A photographer, designer writer and an artist, he is the owner of Steve Starr Studios, where the walls are adorned with his personal collection of over 950 original Art Deco photo frames filled with images of Hollywood’s most elegant stars of the early 20th Century.
Steve Starr’s photography, STARRLIGHT, appears in various publications including Entertainment Magazine-EMOL.org/reporters/Starr, Chicago Social-CS Magazine, Candace Jordan of CandidCandace.com, Red Carpet Concierge of Chicago, Journal Skyline, Windy City Times, No Strings Attached ENews, Michigan Avenue Magazine, En Chicago, Windy City Style, and the Chicago Art Deco Society Magazine.
Visit www.SteveStarrStudios.com where you can enter The Starrlight Room and view a portion of his frame collection, read Starrlight stories, and enjoy photos, letters, and autographs that he has received from his favorite luminaries.
Starr’s celebrity photos include Janet Jackson, Fergie, Beyonce, Mario Lopez, Dionne Warwick, Freddy Rodriquez, John Leguizamo, Floyd Mayweather, Devin Hestor, Tommie Harris, Nadine Velazquez, Antoinne Walker, Carlos Zambrano, Jaslene Gonzales, Eduardo Verastegui, Jim Belushi, Fantasia, Johnny Hazard, Brad Rowe, Alfred Molina, Jay Hernandez, Ronny Cedeno, William Peterson, Mickey Rooney, Geraldo Rivera, Robert Davi, Ernest Borgnine, Daniel Sunjata, Vince Vaughan, Raquel Welch, Hugh Hefner, Jim McMahon, Chaz Palminterri, Jamie Foxx, Richard Dent, Anjie Dickinson, Jacqueline Bissett, Victor Skrebneski, Lynda Carter, Joan Allen, Christian Siriano, Rita Moreno, Esai Morales, Tony Curtis, Ty Pennington, Martin Landau, Carol Lynley, Evan Lysacek, Debra Messing, Terry O'Quinn, Ron Howard, John Travolta, and Princess Yasmin Aga Kahn.
His newest book is STARRLIGHT-Glamorous Latin Movie Stars of Early Hollywood- Maria Montez~Rita Hayworth~Carmen Miranda~Lupe Velez and Dolores Del Rio. Published by First Flight Books, 2010. Full color, 84 pages, Hardbound in Silver Linen $30. Available through Steve Starr Studios, selected events and stores.
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Photo of Steve Starr in Chicago, September 2, 2006, by Patrick Hipskind
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