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Jonathan Skow, the inspiration behind Mr. Turk clothing, dies in Los Angeles at age 55

Jonathan Skow & Trina Turk (Photo Zimbio)
Jonathan Skow (Photo Wadley)

Jonathan Skow, fashion designer and photographer known to many in the Coachella Valley and across the globe as Mr. Turk, died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to a source close to the family. He was 55.

Skow was paralyzed a few weeks ago from the neck down during a swimming accident in Hawaii. On Saturday, he called his wife, designer Trina Turk, and his family into his room to say goodbye, Palm Springs City Council member and family friend J.R. Roberts said.