Leslie Cochran

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Cochran in September 2009

Albert Leslie Cochran (June 24, 1951 – March 8, 2012) was an American activist and homeless man. Cochran is known for his activism on the city of Austin, Texas. He might have created the motto "Keep Austin Weird".

Cochran was born in Miami, Florida on June 24, 1951. He was married from 1985 through 1986.

On October 1, 2009, police officers found him unconscious outdoors. He was taken to the University Medical Center Brackenridge in critical condition. He claimed he was attacked by a group of people after commenting about the dangers of drug abuse.

Cochran died on the morning of March 8, 2012 from a head trauma in Austin, Texas, aged 60.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Beach, Patrick. "Austin icon Leslie Cochran dies at age 60". Austin American Statesman. Archived from the original on March 10, 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2012.

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