NEW YORK, NY – A paparazzo dropped dead after taking a photo of Lady Gaga!
Lady Gaga is a pop star who has become as famous for her outfits as she has her music. She wears a new and often bizarre outfit for every single event she attends, making her a prime target for celebrity photographers.
On Monday night, Lady Gaga attended the ACE Awards in New York City. Photographer A.J. Solkaner immediately took a photo of the singer, her face obscured in a spooky black veil.
But just minutes later, he collapsed on the red carpet! He was rushed to Bellevue Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. Philip Vaughan, the owner of ACE Pictures which Solkaner worked for, confirmed he died of a heart attack.
Solkaner was only in his 50s. Vaughan said that the photographer “was very well liked, he was very well respected … He was a real photographer and he did it because he loved it.”
Brian Lamb, another photographer working the event, said, “By the time I saw him, he was already blue and people were starting to give him CPR.”
Was this a freak coincidence? Or something more sinister?