Bitter, born in Vienna, lived in Weehawken, NJ. He lived in Manhattan, for the winter, when he and his wife were struck by an auto. It was a hit and run by a chauffeur after he stepped off a curb outside The Metropolitan Opera. He died at New York Hospital. His wife had injuries but not as severe as her husband. The car ran over his abdomen. He is known worldwide for his magnificent sculptures.
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