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Vidal Sassoon

Dead at 84

5/9/2012 12:44 PM PDT UPDATED: 5/9/2012 12:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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World-renowned hair stylist and fashion icon Vidal Sassoon has died.

According to reports, Sassoon passed away today from an unspecified illness at his home on Mulholland Drive in Hollywood. His family was by his side.

Vidal is credited with creating the famous haircut called the "bob."

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Vidal was reportedly diagnosed with leukemia in 2009. It's unclear what role the cancer played in his death.

The hair icon was married four times -- most recently to Rhonda Sassoon in 1992, who stayed with him until his death. He is also survived by three children. Vidal was 84.

Vidal seemed pretty healthy right up until the end -- in fact, we spoke to him just last week ... and he gave us some pretty useful hair tips.

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Butters_Creamy_Goo    

first

810 days ago
2.

Me    

R.I.P. !!

810 days ago
3.

Abe    

He's dead, but his hair looks fabulous.
x

810 days ago
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Mumzee    

Aw...so sad.

810 days ago
5.

Rhubino    

Hair today, gone tomorrow.

810 days ago
6.

croc    

gee i remember him so much younger
he was really something way back when.
r.i.p. god i'm getting old.

810 days ago
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Paco    

Thanks Vidal for training my mother thirty years ago which put food on the table ever since. RIP sir

810 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

If you don't look good, we don't good.

Happy journey, Mr. VS.

810 days ago
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CriticXtreme    

You made many stars and other tards with big ears, look good. I just hope that your cause of death doesn't rhyme with hyads.

810 days ago
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6one9    

RIP
Doctor DEATH sure has been busy ``` lately!!

810 days ago
11.

charles    

R.I.P. Vidal

810 days ago
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boatrgirl    

Nice to see people die old. RIP

810 days ago
13.

Kabala    

RIP - he was a good man and very wealthy he revolutionized the hair care industry.

810 days ago
14.

Paula    

Love, love, LOVE all his hair products. Just used my Vidal Sassoon hair dryer this morning. RIP.......

810 days ago
15.

Maverick    

R.I.P.

A real visionary and cool guy.

Watch the recent do***entary on him.

810 days ago
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