Thursday, 7 February 2008

Only the good die young




On July 10, 2000, Pierce was found hanging in his Las Vegas hotel room at the Bellagio by hotel security. Two suicide notes were found at the scene. Pierce, a Los Angeles resident had apparently been in Las Vegas to do a photo shoot for a fashion company.


Sometime around 4 p.m. EST, Friday, February 17, 2006, Harold Hunter's brother discovered him in his Lower East Side apartment, dead from an apparent cocaine overdose. Police investigators later stated that cocaine was found both adjacent to and on the body. He was 31 years old.

Justin Pierce and Harold Hunter are two of many whom i have looked up to from a tender age. Not only did they star in Larry Clarks 'Kids' but they also encapsulate a specific attitude about life, and such things, which was prevalent among New York's skateboarding teens and culture in the mid 90's. The urban freedom and absence of responsibilities they symbolise has always fascinated and memorized me.



3 comments:

L said...

thats much better! i take it all back. xxxxxx

milesdell said...

truly a legend, that pick of harold hunter is by a photographer called ari marcopolous, i got a book by him called out and about which has all bare pics of them two. He used to hang around with all of the supreme skate team and pierce and that lot, you should check it out boyo...

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