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Dine contemporary artist passes

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Bahe “Buddy” Whitethorne Jr., an Arizona born Diné artist, passed away on Monday, March 26 at the age of 41, according to Navajo Times. 

His family announced the news of his death and give no cause of death.

Whitethorne was the son of Shonto artist Baje Whitethorne Sr. and Priscilla Whitethorne.

Bahe, better known as “Buddy,” was Tsi’naajínii and born for Lók’aa’ Dine’é. His maternal grandfather is Tábąąhá and his paternal grandfather is Hashk’ąą Hadzohí.

Bahe was born in Flagstaff and attended Thomas Elementary School and Coconino High School.


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