ⓘ Leslie Cochran

Leslie Cochran

ⓘ Leslie Cochran

Albert Leslie Cochran was an American activist and homeless man. Cochran is known for his activism on the city of Austin, Texas. He might have created the motto "Keep Austin Weird".

Cochran was born in Miami, Florida on June 24, 1951. He was married from 1985 through 1986.

On October 1, 2009, police officers found him unconscious outdoors. He was taken to the University Medical Center Brackenridge in critical condition. He claimed he was attacked by a group of people after commenting about the dangers of drug abuse.

Cochran died on the morning of March 8, 2012 from a head trauma in Austin, Texas, aged 60.


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Media related to Leslie Cochran at Wikimedia Commons

  • "Leslie, Austins icon of weird, dies", KXAN reportage
  • Leslie Cochrans grave
  • In Memoriam: Leslie Cochran, 1951-2012 KUT News
  • Photos of Leslie throughout the years Archived 2012-03-10 at the Wayback Machine, Austin American-Statesman