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WW2 sailor in iconic Times Square kiss photo dies aged 95

Baku, February 19, AZERTAC

The US sailor who was photographed kissing a woman in Times Square while celebrating the end of World War Two has died, according to Sky News.

The black and white image of George Mendonsa and Greta Friedman, best known as "The Kiss", is one of the most famous photographs of the 20th century.

Mr Mendonsa has died aged 95 after having a seizure on Sunday, his daughter Sharon Molleur told The Providence Journal daily newspaper.

He had been staying at an assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, with his wife of 70 years Rita Petry.

The photograph of him kissing Ms Friedman, a dental assistant who was dressed in a nurse's uniform, was captured on VJ Day on 14 August 1945.

It was captured by Alfred Eisenstaedt and was first published in Life magazine.

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