DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man photographed fleeing smoke and debris as the south tower of the World Trade Center crumbled just a block away on Sept. 11, 2001, has died from coronavirus.
The Palm Beach Post reports that Stephen Cooper died March 28 at in Delray Beach, Florida, due to COVID-19. He was 78.
The photo, captured by an Associated Press photographer, shows Cooper with a manila envelope tucked under his left arm.
He and several other men were in a desperate sprint as a wall of debris from the collapsing tower looms behind them.
The image was published in newspapers around the world and is featured at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York.