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12/27/2010

John Warhola, Andy Warhol's older brother, dies at 85

December 27, 2010 |  2:01 pm

Warhola John Warhola, the older brother who helped raise Pop Art icon Andy Warhol and later helped establish the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, has died. He was 85.

Warhola died Christmas Eve after battling pneumonia in a Pittsburgh hospital, said his son, Donald.

John Warhola was one of three founding members of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and was the group's vice president for 20 years. The foundation established the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh.

After their father died in 1942, John Warhola was tasked with raising his younger brother, Andy, and making sure he attended college. Andy Warhol died at 58 in 1987 after complications from gall bladder surgery.

 -- Associated Press

Photo: John Warhola, left, and his brother Paul, right, with Andy's great nephew Matthew Warhola, in Pittsburgh in 2002. Credit: Associated Press

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