Hollywood Loses One Of Their Own At Age 57

Dean James III% AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS –

West Hollywood’s Jesus has died. Sad…

Kevin Short, also known as Kevin Lee Light but best known to West Hollywood residents and visitors as WeHo Jesus, has died, Variety reported.

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Brian Hamilton, a friend and neighbor of Short, confirmed his death in a post on Facebook this evening. The cause of death has not yet been made public. A member of Short’s family told WEHOville that he died on Dec. 13 and that his family, which lives in Pasadena, received his ashes today.

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As WeHo Jesus, Short was perhaps the best known of West Hollywood’s collection of eccentric residents. He has been profiled everywhere from Los Angeles magazine to Huffington Post to the U.K.’s Independent newspaper and recognized by Thrillist as one of “L.A.’s 12 Most Loveable Local Weirdos.”

The news was confirmed in a Facebook post by Short’s neighbor Brian Hamilton, who cited a “brief illness” as the cause of death, though this has not been confirmed. A family member told local outlet WEHOville that Short died on Dec. 13 and that his family received his ashes today.

“I have just confirmed the sad news that my friend and neighbor Kevin Short, aka “WeHo Jesus” or Kevin Lee Light, has died after a brief illness. We’ve lived across the street from one another for over 20 years. I hadn’t seen him in a few weeks, so I tried calling him & voice mail was full. Then I sent an email. No response. Kevin’s neighbor Wes who also lives in the same building just confirmed he has died. 

Update: I just spoke to someone at Cedars Sinai who, although he “couldn’t release any info” did let me know that Kevin’s body has been claimed by a family member. I wanted to be sure he’s not unclaimed at the county morgue. When I have more info about a memorial or burial, I’ll share.”

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I have just confirmed the sad news that my friend and neighbor Kevin Short, aka "WeHo Jesus" or Kevin Lee Light, has…

Posted by Brian Hamilton on Wednesday, January 3, 2018

There also is a Twitter account — @ISawJesusInLA — where people are invited to chronicle their encounters with WeHo Jesus. Light had his own Twitter account — @kevinleelight– where he described himself as “la’s jesus, tmz’s hollywood jesus, aerosmith’s street jesus, snoop’s sunset jesus, weho’s rainbow jesus, lmfao’s party rock jesus for barbara ann.”

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“Kevin is such a celebrity on Sunset Boulevard that he has featured in Lana Del Rey’s music videos and rock band Aerosmith even wrote a song, ‘Street Jesus,’ about him,” The Independent said.

In its story, Los Angeles magazine wrote: “Los Angeles is known for having all kinds of characters, but walking the streets as the Son of God in the City of Angels has a certain poetic ring to it. Thanks to smart phones and the miracle of social media, the sunglasses-sporting impersonator (real name: Kevin Lee Light) has gone from being just another West Hollywood oddball to human meme, with hundreds of pictures posted online as well as a devoted flock of Twitter followers via the @IsawJesusinLA feed.”

Short, 57, was an actor and has appeared in several award-winning comedic public information videos produced by the City of West Hollywood. The video below is from the second episode of the city’s “The WeHoans” series. He kept his life very private, leaving some people to speculate that he comes from a family of wealth.

“We all loved Kevin aka Jesus. Such a great guy. Beyond generous and supportive of all the comedians. He was part of The Comedy Store & Los Angeles. He walked almost everywhere, but I always gave him a ride home. I’ll miss him. Our last photo… RiP good friend.”

Nice homosexual robe.

WeHo Jesus died ???? if you live in LA, you know . RIP

Sorry pal but you were no Jesus.

You were a homosexual freak that I won’t miss at all.

Jesus? What a joke these libs are.

Yeah, rest in peace fake homo Jesus.

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