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People react to the death of man known as WeHo Jesus, Kevin Short, 57

By in Press Enterprise on January 4, 2018

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela

Many may have not known his name but his message was clear: Love is Love.

Kevin Short, one of West Hollywood’s most iconic and eccentric figures, may be best known as WeHo Jesus. He would often be seen, flowing hair resting upon his shoulders and dressed in a flowing white gown, carrying a sign that read, “Marry Who You Love. News broke Wednesday night that recently died at the age of 57, and people have been reacting to his death using the hashtag #WeHoJesus.

Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Kevin Short, aka WeHo Jesus.
This is a photo I took of him a few summers ago. Media: feel free to use this. (just credit me for it)

— Brian Kemm (@BrianKemm) January 4, 2018

Rest In Peace #WeHoJesus. May you rise again.

— @LAScanner (@LAScanner) January 4, 2018

We will miss you Kevin Lee Light (Kevin Short), AKA #WeHoJesus. So sad to see you go home. A…

— CityofWestHollywood (@WeHoCity) January 4, 2018

I have just learned that Kevin Lee Light, aka WeHo Jesus, passed away after a brief illness.

He was a sweet and colorful LA icon. 🏳️‍🌈😢
Rest In Peace my friend.

— JB Design Studio (@jb_designstudio) January 4, 2018

Kevin Short, West Hollywood’s #WeHoJesus, dies at 57

— Variety (@Variety) January 4, 2018

First reported by his neighbor, Brian Hamilton, on Facebook then confirmed by local news outlet, WEHOville, Short died Dec. 13 after a “brief illness.”

Short was called “L.A.’s 12 Most Loveable Local Weirdos” by Thrillist and has been the subject of several profile pieces in local and international media.

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