Obituary: Photographer Bill Eppridge, LIFE Contributor, Age 75

October 3, 2013

By Holly Stuart Hughes and Conor Risch

© Bill Eppridge. Courtesy Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Sen. Robert Kennedy, flanked by his wife Ethel, gives a speech at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles moments before his assassination, June 5, 1968.

Bill Eppridge, who photographed Robert Kennedy’s campaign and assassination, The Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement, Woodstock and countless other major stories for LIFE Magazine, Sports Illustrated and other publications, died early this morning of complications from an infection. He was 75. Eppridge’s death was confirmed by Michelle Monroe of Monroe Gallery, which represented Eppridge exclusively. During his 50-year career,...

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