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Bahe Whitethorne Jr. grew up on the Navajo Nation watching his father, Bahe Whitethorne Sr., paint and draw. (Erin Ford/NHO)

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Beloved Diné artist Bahe Whitethorne Jr. passes away March 26

The art world in Flagstaff and around the Navajo and Hopi reservations reeled in sorrow as Bahe Whitethorne Jr.’s family announced he passed away March 26. The cause of death is currently unknown.