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Designer Wendell Rodricks Passes Away In Goa At 59

Pioneer of Indian resortwear Wendell Rodricks, dies in Goa at 59

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Fashion Designer Wendell Rodricks has passed away at his Colvale house in Goa on Wednesday. A heart attack is believed to be the reason. The news was confirmed by one of his family members. Wendell, one of the most celebrated sartorialists in India, was only 59. Besides being an A-list designer, Rodricks was also an activist for various social causes, the environment, and gay rights.

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As per the Indian Express report, A family member said that the designer passed away peacefully in his sleep. His partner Jerome was by his side. The funeral will be held at 4 pm on Thursday. A family member said they had decided that the funeral at Colvale church would be open to all, but no condolences would be accepted at home. “We have only one request now. Respect our privacy. We are mourning,” said the family member.

Born on May 28, 1960, Rodricks was hailed as the champion of minimalism on the fashion runway. He was involved in conceptualizing the first Lakme India Fashion Week, held in 2000. Rodricks was associated with several social causes and was especially active on the issues of environment and gay rights. In 2012, he married his partner Jerome Marrel in Paris. In 2014, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the government.

May his soul rest in peace.

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