Walter Monheit, RIP

Categories: Nightlife

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The New York Sun

I'm now officially the oldest club kid in New York.

Walter Monheit died in a nursing home last night at 85.

The Austrian-born party figure was famous for tirelessly chasing any female form that moved while performing stupid human tricks like balancing cocktail glasses on his head and chattering, in his thick accent, at about 100 miles a minute.

You never knew what the fuck he was saying, but he was always amusing and amazing.

Walter also managed to be the mock movie critic for Spy magazine in the '90s, cranking out ad copy posing as reviews in a spoof of all the quotemongers polluting the media.

Well, he didn't actually write the column, but it's a testament to his unique charm that the magazine acted like he did.

Bye, Walter.

I know you're balancing cocktail glasses in heaven.



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