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Austin homeless icon Leslie Cochran, passes away

A fixture of Sixth Street for many years, a piece of Austin's character and "Keep Austin Weird" mentality has passed away.

Leslie Cochran, the homless man known for walking the city's entertainment district in a dress and a thong for more than 20 years, was found unconcious two weeks ago in a parking lot. Cochran underwent a brain procedure, but it appeared to make no significant difference and he remained in crticial condition at St. David's South Austin Medical Center.

In recent weeks he had attempted to relocate to Colorado via Amtrak but had difficulties securing the necessary paperwork.

Book People has started collecting donations to help cover Leslie's expenses.

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