Andy Warhol Looked ‘Gaunt,’ Thinner Than Ever Days Before Sudden Death

Andy Warhol Weight Loss Death
Source: REELZ

Mar. 23 2018, Published 4:57 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email

Five days before his death, Andy Warhol attended a runway show at New York CIty’s Tunnel Club. While he had always led a healthy lifestyle, friends noticed he had become incredibly skeletal in his final days, and was often spotted taking strong painkillers for his mysterious discomfort.

REELZ’ chilling new docuseries, Autopsy: Andy Warhol, reveals the tragic health issue that led pop-artist Andy Warhol to his early grave.

Article continues below advertisement

“The last time I saw him was at The Tunnel, at the fashion show,” said photographer and friend Christopher Makos, in the show teaser.

“He was hired as a model, and it was very cold and very drafty down there,” added pal Stuart Pivar.

According to Autopsy’s Dr. Michael Hunter, Warhol suffered from biliary colics. The pain stemming from the disease is often at its greatest after eating certain foods, so patients can experience decreased appetite. Warhol’s sudden weight loss suggest the condition had been affecting him for a number of weeks before his demise.

“He looked a little bit gaunt,” added Makos, recalling the last time he saw the icon. “He already was quite thin, and to see your friend thinner was disturbing.”

Autopsy: Andy Warhol airs Sunday, March 25 at 8:00 ET / PT on REELZ.

We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for Email us at, or call us at 800-344-9598 any time, day or night.


© Copyright 2022 Radar Media Group LLC. Radar and RadarOnline are registered trademarks. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.