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Famed hairstylist Vidal Sassoon dies

posted 9 May 2012, 13:15 by Mpelembe   [ updated 9 May 2012, 13:15 ]

Celebrity hairstylist Vidal Sassoon has died at age 84 in Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES  (REUTERS) - Vidal Sassoon, a celebrity hair stylist who parlayed his success in the salon into a huge business putting his name on numerous hair design products, has died at his home in Los Angeles at age 84, according to Los Angeles police.

Police said they responded to a call at 10:30 a.m. PDT (1730GMT) to a residence in Los Angeles and on arrival confirmed that Vidal Sassoon was deceased.

"It was of apparent natural causes and there is no crime scene," the police said in a statement. "When the officers arrived there were family members at the residence."

Sassoon, who was born in London and whose scissors spelled the end of the beehive and the bouffant hair styles of the 1950s, earned international fame and fortune with groundbreaking styles including the "bob."

He went from being a stylist in the salon to licensing his name for hair design products that were sold around the world, earning him millions of dollars.

Sassoon was reported last year to have been suffering from leukemia.