Californian sculptor Robert Graham, the husband of Oscar-winning actress Anjelica Huston, has died aged 70.
Graham, whose works were incorporated into civic monuments including the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington, D.C., passed away on Saturday (27Dec08) at Santa Monica UCLA Medical Centre and Orthopaedic Hospital.
Huston and other family members were at his side.
Graham lived much of his life in California and gained fame for designing a ceremonial gateway for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to mark the 1984 Olympics.
California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger paid tribute to Graham and praised his contribution to the state.
He says, "Robert was an amazing sculptor who forever shaped the presence of sculpture art throughout California and the world. His work was truly influential and he will forever remain an icon in this state."
No further details of Graham's death were available as WENN went to press.