Photographer at RFK assassination dies in Conn.

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This Feb. 7, 1964 photo taken by photojournalist Bill Eppridge and released courtesy of Monroe Gallery shows The Beatles arriving at JFK airport in New York. (AP Photo/courtesy of Monroe Gallery, Bill Eppridge)

This Feb. 7, 1964 photo taken by photojournalist Bill Eppridge and released courtesy of Monroe Gallery shows The Beatles arriving at JFK airport in New York. (AP Photo/courtesy of Monroe Gallery, Bill Eppridge)

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A photojournalist whose career included capturing images of a mortally wounded Robert F. Kennedy has died in Connecticut. Bill Eppridge was 75.

His wife, Adrienne Aurichio, says he died Thursday morning at a hospital in Danbury after a brief illness.

Eppridge’s photos of RFK when he was shot in a California hotel kitchen on June 5, 1968, are some of the most well-known images of that day.

Former Life Magazine photographer Bill Eppridge (AP Photo/Republican-American, Bob Falcetti, File)

Former Life Magazine photographer Bill Eppridge (AP Photo/Republican-American, Bob Falcetti, File)

His career included stints working for high-profile magazines such as Life, Sports Illustrated and National Geographic.

Eppridge photographed a wide range of subjects, from the Beatles to young people in what was then the Soviet Union.

His wife says his funeral will be private, with a memorial service to follow.

 

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