Oscar de la Renta Dead at 82

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died on Monday at 82 years of age. De la Renta passed away at his home in Connecticut after an 8-year battle with cancer.

“While our hearts are broken by the idea of life without Oscar, he is still very much with us. Oscar’s hard work, his intelligence and his love of life are at the heart of our company,” a handwritten statement signed by his stepdaughter Eliza Reed Bolen and her husband, Alex Bolen said. “All that we have done, and all that we will do, is informed by his values and his spirit. Through Oscar’s example we know the way forward. We will make Oscar very proud of us by continuing in an even stronger way the work that Oscar loved so much.”

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