The sailor in the iconic picture which marked the end of World War II died at the age of 95.
George Mendonsa,who is famous for his kiss in an unexpected click, had a seizure Sunday after falling at an assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, his daughter Sharon Molleur said.
In the famous image,one of four taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Life magazine, Mendonsa is seen ecstatically bending over and kissing a woman in a nurses uniform.The woman in the picture, Greta Zimmer Friedman died in 2016 at the age of age 92.
Even though the photographer did not get the name of the two in his iconic photograph,later it was revealed using facial recognition technology that the two were George Mendonsa and Greta Zimmer Friedman,two entirely strangers.
The picture was later published by Life as “V-J Day in Times Square by the photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt.