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Fashion Legend, Oscar de la Renta Dies at 82

Image Courtesy: Reuters

Image Courtesy: Reuters

Fashion & Pop Icon, Oscar de la Renta passed away on Monday, October 20, 2014, at the age of 82.   The cause of his death, announced by close family friends and industry colleagues, was not immediately clear. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, but said last year he was “totally clean.”

“The only realities in life are that you are born, and that you die,” he told an audience at New York’s 92Y “Fashion Talks” series in June 2013. “We always think we are going to live forever. The dying aspect we will never accept. The one thing about having this kind of warning is how you appreciate every single day of life.”

Born July 22, 1932, in the Dominican Republic, de la Renta was the only son of seven children.

 The beloved designer will be missed but his epic fashion will undoubtedly live forever.

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