We just this minute received news that Warhol filmmaker Paul Morrissey has been injured in an accident. Friend and New York pop culture archivist Robert Coddington tells us:
“The Warhol Superstars have been on the phones all morning. We have had news from NYC that last night/early this morning Paul Morrissey was hit by a truck (or semi or car) somewhere up on 86th and taken to the hospital. His condition is not good – reports say that he is brain dead.
This is a sad day.”
UPDATE: The news of Paul Morrissey’s accident caused quite a flurry this morning and without any other word written, posted, or aired anywhere, we received a lot of nervous inquiries. In a followup phone conversation with Robert Coddington this afternoon, we’ve learned that Morrissey is not brain dead and in fact is now able to talk and, with his family at his bedside, will be recovering in the hospital.
(Coddington photo: Warhol superstar Holly Woodlawn and director Paul Morrissey in Krakow, Poland, in 2008)