Woman in iconic WWII Times Square photo dies

The woman at the center of an iconic Times Square photograph taken at the end of World War II died Thursday.

As reported by USA TODAY, her son confirmed the death to media outlets Saturday. He said she died due to complications from old age. She was 92.

The photo was taken Aug. 14, 1945. At the time, Greta Zimmer Friedman was a 21-year-old dental assistant. She wandered into Time Square among reports that the war ended. Moments after, she was kissed by George Mendonsa who was a sailor celebrating the Japanese surrender. The pair did not know each other.

The photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt was published in Life as “V-J Day in Times Square,” and rapidly became the most popular picture of the 20th Century.

Friedman will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, alongside her late husband.