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Warhol estate claims artist should not have died

A settlement has been reached in the matter

The Andy Warhol estate will receive an undisclosed sum from New York Hospital in a settlement over the wrongful death suit brought by the heirs following the fifty-eight-year-old Pop artist’s death on 22 February 1987. The suit charged that Mr Warhol died from drowning, and held that the hospital overhydrated Mr Warhol intravenously, leading to his heart failure a day after gall bladder surgery. The lawyer for the estate demonstrates that key hospital records were missing and that the patient’s chart was filled in post facto.

Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper as 'Warhol should not have died, so his estate benefits'

Appeared in The Art Newspaper Archive, 15 February 1992