Born as Andrew Warhola. His parents were working-class immigrants of Lemkos-Rusyns (Ruthenian) ethnicity from Mezőlaborc, now Medzilaborce, of Austro-Hungarian Empire (now in northeast Slovakia)He was a central figure in the pop art movement and a member of the avant-garde scene both in movies, art and music. In the early sixties he and his team produced works that propelled him to iconic status.
1968 the feminist Valerie Solanas attempted to murder him. He was badly hurt, but survived. He died in his sleep from at heart attack at 58 after complications due to gallbladder surgery.
Andy Warhol (1928-1987)