DEAD: Vidal Sassoon

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Vidal Sassoon (aged 84)
English hairdresser

Vidal Sassoon (17 January 1928 – 9 May 2012) was a British-American hairstylist, businessman, and philanthropist. He was noted for repopularising a simple, close-cut geometric hair style called the bob cut, worn by famous fashion designers including Mary Quant and film stars such as Mia Farrow, Goldie Hawn, Cameron Diaz, Nastassja Kinski and Helen Mirren.

DEATH: In June 2011 it was reported that Sassoon had been diagnosed with leukemia two years earlier. He died on May 9, 2012 at his home in Bel Air, Los Angeles.His death was originally reported to be a result of natural causes, and later reported to have been a result of his leukemia. He died in the presence of his family. Los Angeles Police Departmentspokesman Kevin Maiberger said that when the police arrived at his residence at Mulholland Drivehe was already dead. A memorial service was planned for a later date.

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