She Shot Andy Warhol

On June 3, 1968, Andy was shot. At 4:51pm he was pronounced clinically dead. In the story I heard, the doctors gave up, but then Mario Amaya explained to them that he was Andy Warhol so they tried to resuscitate him. After having been pronounced dead for 90 seconds, they were finally able to bring him back. This is the card I sent to him on June 4:

She Shot Andy Warhol: photograph of inside of Edie Sedgwick's get well card to Andy Warhol, dated June 4th, 1968, the day after Andy had been shot.

Darling Andy,

She Shot Andy Warhol: black and white photograph of Viva and Julia Warhola looking sad, forlorn & grief stricken

Viva & Julia Warhola after Andy had been shot

June 4th, 1968

Darling Andy,

I was horribly upset to hear how you were severely injured. I am saying prayers for you… don’t know how much good they do, but at least you will know I care, and care tremendously.

You are on of the few people who really matter to me, and I can’t bear the thought of anything bad happening to you. I hope this letter finds you well on the way to recovery and with it I send you all my love.

Bundles of hugs and kisses,

♥ Edie ☺

722 WEST 168th St.
NEW YORK 10032

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