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South Beach club icon Gilbert Stafford dies at 57


staffordMiami New Times writer Francisco Alvarado reports that onetime South Beach club icon Gilbert Stafford died on New Year’s Day in Los Angeles:

Miami's nightlife industry is mourning the loss of Gilbert Stafford, who passed away yesterday in Los Angeles. He was 57-years-old.

During the '90s and early part of the decade, Stafford played a prominent role in South Beach clubland, manning the velvet ropes to the only parties that mattered.

To read Alvarado's complete posting, click here.

Top photo: In 1998, doorman Gilbert Stafford, center in black, decides who will stay and who will go into the hip South Beach club, Chaos. DAVID BERGMAN / Miami Herald File

Portrait: Stafford in 1998. PETER ANDREW BOSCH / Miami Herald File


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