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Artist Selaron found dead by his work in Brazil

Published: Thursday, Jan. 10 2013 9:38 p.m. MST

People walk up and down a stairway that was decorated by Chilean artist Jorge Selaron, which he titled the People walk up and down a stairway that was decorated by Chilean artist Jorge Selaron, which he titled the "Selaron Stairway" in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Selaron, an eccentric Chilean artist and longtime Rio resident who created a massive, colorful tile stairway in the bohemian Lapa district that's popular with tourists, was found dead on the stairway on Thursday. He was 54. Authorities are investigating the cause of death. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) (Associated Press)

People walk up and down a stairway that was decorated by Chilean artist Jorge Selaron, which he titled the "Selaron Stairway" in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday. Selaron, an eccentric Chilean artist and longtime Rio resident who created a massive, colorful tile stairway in the bohemian Lapa district that's popular with tourists, was found dead on the stairway on Thursday. He was 54. Authorities are investigating the cause of his death.

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