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Fashion Icon Bijan Pakzad Dies

4/16/2011 12:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Famous designer Bijan Pakzad died today in Los Angeles, this according to reports.

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He suffered a stroke Thursday night and was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medial Center.

Jimmy Delshad, former two-time mayor of Beverly Hills, confirmed the news via Twitter: "It is with sadness in my heart that I share the terrible news of Bijan passing away. May he rest in peace."

Bijan was a legend in the fashion and perfume biz and designed clothes for movie stars and world leaders. His Rodeo Drive boutique is known as the most expensive store in the world.


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Muppet    

Rest in peace Bijan. People around the world are mourning the loss of a fashion icon. I pray he did not suffer.

1249 days ago
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Kasra    

Leonard Go to hell.

1249 days ago
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Kasra    

BIJAN , YOU WILL BE LOVED AND MISSED FOREVER.


KASRA S.

1249 days ago
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Tina    

From the picture, he looks like he had a real zest for life. Condolences to the family. RIP.

1249 days ago
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hafez    

R.I.P Bijan :(
and I feel sorry for racists

1249 days ago
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lakergirl2    

I never could afford his merchandise but that doesnt mean he wasnt a talented human being. He was a very classy man who was great at what he did and took great care of his family and helped people in need. Mr. Pakzad was an example that anyone can reach their goals and dreams. The fashion industry and the Iranians lost a true icon whose style will continue to live on. RIP Bijan.

1249 days ago
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Shima    

May he rest in peace/roohesh shad basheh. :(

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shirin-sadeghi/bijan-pakzad-dies_b_850085.html

1249 days ago
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Dr.Bij Gabbai    

I could not belive he is gone.He was ahead of his time,a remarkable,kind and friendly ,talented man.G-d Bless his Soul for ever.
begazr ta begarim choon abbr dar baharan
kaz sang naleh khizad rozeh vedaeh Yaran(Bij).

1249 days ago
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Nima    

My sincere condolences to the Pakzad family. Bijan, i never knew you personally but i trully admired your ambition, self-efficacy, and courage. I was hoping to come to your store one day, but that day will never come. You made Persians proud and will forever live in our hearts. I hope you left this world in peace knowing you left a great legacy.

1249 days ago
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CloBird    

I remember seeing his ads in fashion magazines Town and Country,Vogue,Bazaar...and had been wondering what had happened to him.Sad news...may he rest in peace. He was stylish and impeccably turned out,the perfect model for his business.

1249 days ago
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Ron    

Bijan ... What a class act!! , I would joke with him whenever I happen to see him standing outside his beautiful Beverly hills Store. I would walk up to him and compare my complexion with his. I would say "nice tan brother"... Being black, it would make him laugh So!! Bijan would flash that smile,peer into my eyes and for that moment we would share a laugh!! Bijan has shown us True Art In his taste for fashion And I feel honored to have had moments with him. He will be missed!!

God bless his love ones!

1249 days ago
27.

Anthony    

This is so sad. me and my kid were just talking about his friday night because of his billboard with a dugatti on santa monica blvd. just sad.

1249 days ago
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Cyrus Baaghi    

R.I.P

1248 days ago
29.

niaz    

I shocked when i heard that.Iam so sad,my uncle was one of his friend.MY CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMIY.SPECIALY TO HIS WIFE

1248 days ago
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djdavis    

yeeez, what has this become TMZ IRAN? ... looks the guy had a tacky store on rodeo drive, how he kept it going all these years. well, my friend living in north beverly park says her husband used to shop there all the time,he hired hookers to hang by the bar and did his own escort service also, so WAKE UP PEOPLE, so many pollyanas in the fly over states, and if you live in bevhills, get out from under the rock, his stuff was way over priced,and now that he is gone I am sure we will find out how he really kept the doors open during this recession, not too many clients for $10,000 cashmere socks, ha, and you iranians, get a friggin grip, THIS IS AMERICA, your culture is so out of wake, you hear something you dont like and its "I KILL YOUR MOTHER, YOUR WHOLE FAMILY" such backwards thinking and your architecture and style, well you have none, your whole culture is about status and greed, which is what this man represented, very very 1980s, all of you need to find something spiritual instead of trying trying to import the crap you left behind in your country,,,,,YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO ASSIMULATE...HELLO

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