Photographer Peter C. Borsari, whose celebrity snapshots over three decades included candid moments of Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and Jack Nicholson, has died. He was 67.
Elvis fans may know him from his images from 1969 of Elvis performing at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas (incl. the press conference), Elvis meeting Tom Jones back stage (Borsari in the middle) and Elvis performing at the Forum in Los Angeles.
Borsari died Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center due to complications from elective knee surgery, longtime friend Laura Luongo said. Borsari underwent knee replacement at the hospital last week, his personal assistant Dana Baker said.
Borsari provided photographs for magazines, newspapers, and industry publications worldwide. His clients included top studios, including Columbia, Tri-Star, Warner Bros. and Universal.
"When it comes to true Hollywood in its glory days, he was there," said People magazine photographer Michele Stueven, who met Borsari in 1979. "Those were the days when there were only about five people doing this.