Larry Harvey, co-founder of the Burning Man festival (seen in August 2011 at the event in the Black Rock Desert in Northern Nevada), died on Friday at a hospital in San Francisco. He was 70. Photo: AP

Burning Man festival co-founder dies of massive stroke, aged 70

Larry Harvey made a whimsical decision to burn down a wooden man with friends in 1986. Decades on, the festival now attracts 70,000 people each year

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Larry Harvey, co-founder of the Burning Man festival (seen in August 2011 at the event in the Black Rock Desert in Northern Nevada), died on Friday at a hospital in San Francisco. He was 70. Photo: AP
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