Vineyard Photographer Peter Simon Dies

Peter Simon, a longtime photographer on Martha’s Vineyard, has died.

A family friend says Simon died Sunday of cardiac arrest at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Simon, who also suffered from lung cancer, was the brother of singer Carly Simon, who also lives on the Vineyard.

The Martha’s Vineyard Times reports that Simon was working for the newspaper as a freelance photographer at the time of his death. Simon, who also worked for the Vineyard Gazette, published several books and a yearly calendar with scenic island landscapes.

Simon spent his career photographing celebrities on the island as well as everyday people.

 Peter Simon was 71.

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