It’s been a rough few months for Hollywood as word of one death after the next seems to keep surfacing on the news. The “ultimate equalizer” doesn’t discriminate as death can’t be spared by living in Tinsel Town or any level of celebrity. We’re sad to report that one of the most photographed people in Hollywood has passed away at the young age of just 57. If you didn’t know him or much about him, you’re going to have wished you did before he died.
The name Kevin Short might not sound familiar to some, but if you have ever walked down the streets of West Hollywood you likely have seen him. Kevin had a very popular look and he was shown the most love by sidetracked star0-seekers who become enthralled with his particular look. While celebrities are typically on the receiving end of the camera, Short found himself there even more than some of the top names in Tinsel Town, earning the title as the most photographed Jesus ever.
Unfortunately, yet ironically, West Hollywood Jesus (Short) went missing and now we know why.
According to TMZ, One last reminder 2017 totally sucked — the most photographed Jesus ever didn’t make it to Christmas … TMZ has learned.
“Family members tell us the man known as West Hollywood Jesus died Dec. 13 after a brief hospitalization in L.A. for pulmonary issues.”
“WeHo Jesus, real name Kevin Short, was a mainstay up and down Hollywood Boulevard, and famously posed for pics with countless tourists over the years. If you’ve been, you know there are multiple Batmans and Supermans, but only one Jesus. And now he’s gone. Again.”
“WeHo Jesus was 57 … 20 some years more than the O.G. made it. Of course, WHJ didn’t have Pontius Pilate on his ass. RIP JESUS”
While it may seem irrelevant to some, WeHo Jesus was proof that anyone can make it in Hollywood, if they want to. You just have to find your niche. Most importantly, he brought happiness to countless tourists and locals and you can’t put a price on that.
Kevin will be missed a lot by his family, friends, locals of WeHo and all of the many tourists who were blessed with the opportunity of meeting him. WeHo won’t be the same without him. We are sending our thoughts during this time to his family.