Tuesday 8th of August 1972
52 years ago She Headed for the Big Time
Andy Warhol Superstar Andrea Feldman aka Whips commits suicide by jumping from the fourteenth floor at the age of 24 in 51 Fifth Avenue, New York City, New York, United States.
Feldman summoned several ex-boyfriends including poet Jim Carroll to the New York City apartment of her parents to witness what she called her 'final starring role'. Holding a Bible in one hand and a crucifix in the other she jumped from the window. Feldman left a note that said “I’m headed for the big time. I’m on my way up there with James Dean and Marilyn Monroe.”