Leslie Cochran

June 24, 1951March 8, 2012

A. Leslie Cochran, 60, of Austin, passed away Thursday, the 8th of March 2012. A well-known and loved icon of Austin, Leslie touched the lives of many people through his activism for causes that concerned the dignity of every human being. His family wants to convey the following message: “Leslie was a compassionate soul who respected and loved everyone. We will forever be in debt to the people of the City of Austin for the love and respect you showed him.” A public visitation will be held in the Colonial Chapel at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 N. Lamar Blvd. from five O’clock in the afternoon until seven O’clock in the evening on Friday, the 9th of March 2012 immediately followed by the Recitation of the Rosary. The family requests this to be a dignified occasion of remembrance and prayer. Funeral services and interment will be private. Services under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home.


  • Visitation Friday, March 9, 2012
  • Rosary Service Friday, March 9, 2012

Leslie Cochran

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Kim Northern

July 18, 2015

I remember doing security at the Little Field building, back in 1999 and Leslie was my nightly entertainment, when I had to check the garage. You made my nights go by really fast. I miss you Leslie

Susan Ballarini

June 25, 2015

Dear Leslie, my children and I had the pleasure of meeting you in front of Starbucks on 6th Street shortly after we moved to Austin in 1996. You made us laugh as you and the guitar wielding preacher heckled each other on the sidewalk. You graciously gave me an interview for a paper I was writing at the time about homelessness in Austin. You wanted to be cited as "Queen of the Universe" and you were. I got an A on the paper, and in the class, by the way :) You always had a kind or funny word whenever we saw each other downtown, and I am so glad to have known you before you went to the big rickshaw in the sky. You won't be forgotten, good buddy, I know you're rockin' that thong up there. <3


May 8, 2015

Leslie when I want to remember my Austin you are a huge part of it. I always smiled when I saw you. My favorite was you coming into little Woodrow's on sixth with your big leopard top hat. When you died a huge part of Austin went with you. Thanks for making me smile a lot....God bless Texas God bless Austin God bless lesslie

Debra "Raven" Kurland

May 7, 2015

I'll always cherish our little encounters at Katz's Deli upstairs having a cocktail together, (it wasn't too difficult to convince him to let me buy him a cocktail!) listening to great music and Leslie admiring my unique fashion choices of the evening! He tried to get me to give them to him, without success! I hope he is at peace and knows my heart broke a bit when I learned of his passing.

robyn g.

April 6, 2015

Still in our heart Mr. Leslie

robyn g.

April 6, 2015

Were still remembering u.. we miss u


December 17, 2014

Enjoying a glass of wine at Eighteenth Over Austin and the gentleman sitting next to me told me about you! He appeared to be a successful businessman although I never got his name. This gentlemen was impervious with his comments about what you represented. I used an analogy of New York's "Naked Cowboy", only to be quickly interrupted being told that no comparison existed between the two icons. Not being from Austin, TX, I accessed the almighty internet and Bam there you were. I wanted to say I appreciated your true spirit and your courage to be different in this world.
RIP "Leslie".

Julia Moron

April 25, 2014

You are missed Leslie.

chris guzman

May 28, 2012

I'm so sad to see him go my he RIP

Ha Dao

May 25, 2012

I met him while I was on Spring Break in 2002. He was so nice and charismatic. Austin is losing one of it's greatest natives.