FILE - In this March 30, 1998, file photo, Larry Harvey, left, and Marian Goodell, two of the founders of the Burning Man festival walk near Baker Beach in San Francisco with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. Harvey, the co-founder of the "Burning Man" festival has died. He was 70. Burning Man Project CEO Marian Goodell says Harvey died Saturday, April 28, 2018, morning at a hospital in San Francisco. The cause was not immediately known but he had suffered a stroke on April 4. Harvey created Burning Man on a San Francisco beach in 1986, later moving the annual event to Nevada's Black Rock Desert. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
Photo: Eric Risberg/AP
Photo: Eric Risberg/AP

Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey dies 

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The cause of death was not released but Harvey suffered a stroke April 4, Marian Goodell, CEO of the Burning Man Project, said in a statement

“We resolutely held out for a miracle. If there was anyone tenacious, strong-willed and stubborn enough to come back from this challenge, it was Larry,” she said. “Burning Man culture has lost a great leader and an inspiring mind. He adeptly interpreted the manifestation of what became a movement.”

Harvey created Burning Man on a San Francisco beach in 1986. Now, more than 70,000 people come from all over the world for the weeklong festival held in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, which culminates by setting a towering wooden effigy on fire. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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