WEST HOLLYWOOD —Whether known as West Hollywood Jesus or Kevin Lee Light, one of the cities most recognizable and eccentric locals has died.
Kevin Short, with his long hair and beard, was usually seen walking up and down Sunset Boulevard in a long, flowing white gown and many times holding a sign proclaiming “Marry Who You Love,” died Dec. 13 at the age of 57, the WEHOville reportedWednesdaynight.
A member of Short’s family told WEHOville that he died on Dec. 13 and that his family, which lives in Pasadena, received his ashes Wednesday. Short’s family has not mentioned his cause of death.
Short was an actor and has appeared in several award-winning comedic public information videos produced by the City of West Hollywood.
Short was featured in Lana Del Rey’s music videos and rock band Aerosmith even wrote a song,‘Street Jesus,’about him.
In a 2012 Los Angeles Magazine story, Greg Boss wrote,“Los Angeles is known for having all kinds of characters, but walking the streets as the Son of God in the City of Angels has a certain poetic ring to it. Thanks to smart phones and the miracle of social media, the sunglasses-sporting impersonator has gone from being just another West Hollywood oddball to human meme, with hundreds of pictures posted online as well as a devoted flock of Twitter followers via the @IsawJesusinLA feed.”