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Herb Ritts dies

Tuesday 31 December 2002 @ 22:15 - GMT

Herb Ritts, the celebrity and fashion photographer, whose credits included all the photography for Elton's Sleeping With The Past album in 1989, died on December 26, 2002. He was 50.

Ritts, whose camaraderie with his famous subjects enabled him to expose not just their glamorous professional image but also their real-life qualities, died of complications from pneumonia, the official register said at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.