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Rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker dies at 65

Gilbert Baker, the designer of the iconic rainbow flag, has died.

In 1978, Baker sewed a multicoloured flag that became the symbol of the LGBT community across the world.
Baker, 65, died Thursday in his sleep, said Cleve Jones, an AIDS activist and Baker’s longtime friend. He died in New York City, the medical examiner’s office there said.
A vigil in Baker’s memory was planned Friday evening under the rainbow flag in San Francisco’s United Nations Plaza. The banner could be seen flying half-staff from the balcony of Mayor Ed Lee.
“Gilbert was a trailblazer for LGBT rights, a powerful artist and a true friend to all who knew him. Our thoughts are with his friends and family. He will be missed,” Lee said in a statement.
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By Nicole Chavez, CNN

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