Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld dies aged 85
LEGENDARY fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld passed away this morning in France aged 85.
The fashion icon died after several weeks of ill health and was rushed to a hospital in Paris last night.
His health had been failing for several weeks and there was widespread concern when he did not appear at the end of the recent Chanel Show in Paris.
According to numerous unconfirmed sources in the French media, he had succumbed to a secret battle with pancreatic cancer.
One source said: “He hadn’t gone on about his illness, but battled it very bravely. Karl was very proud of his fitness and healthy living, so the pancreatic cancer came as a huge shock.”
Victoria Beckham led the tributes, posting on Instagram: “So incredibly sad to hear this. Karl was a genius and always so kind and generous to me both personally and professionally. RIP.”
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