Hollywood Staple, Iconic Street Actor Dies from Pulmonary Issues

January 04, 2018Jan 04, 2018

A famous figure in Hollywood has sadly passed away after a stay in the hospital while battling pulmonary issues. Kevin Lee Light, best known for walking the streets of West Hollywood as Jesus for 20 years, passed away at age 57.

Kevin became famous for being an eccentric figure in Hollywood. He had dressed as Jesus for so long that he was iconic on the strip. Even famous bands wrote songs about him and he also appeared in several films.



"He had also appeared in public information videos produced by the City of West Hollywood, including the second episode of the city’s “The WeHoans.” He appeared in the “Nose Business Like Show Business” episode of comedian Brody Stevens’ Comedy Central TV series “Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!” alongside Zach Galifianakis," according to Page Six.


"So sad to hear about Kevin. I’d see him out walking and say hello. He would pet Frankie. Frankie often rolled on her back and he would pet each paw gently. Sweet man. Sad to hear this news," wrote actress Laura Vandervoot on Twitter.

His eccentric lifestyle and characterization were beloved by locals. He was so iconic in the entertainment town that Aerosmith once wrote a song about "Street Jesus." We send our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends during this tough time.

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