Vivienne Westwood, beloved fashion designer and style icon, has sadly passed away at the age of 81. The tragic news was confirmed on 29 December by her husband and creative partner, Andreas Kronthaler. “I will continue with Vivienne in my heart.
We have been working until the end, and she has given me plenty of things to get on with. Thank you, darling,” he wrote. While Westwood’s cause of death is unknown, her team revealed that she passed away peacefully in Clapham, South London – with her friends and family by her side. “Vivienne continued to do the things she loved, up until the last moment, designing, working on her art, writing her book and changing the world for the better.
She led an amazing life,” her team said in a statement, per People. “Her innovation and impact over the last 60 years has been immense and will continue into the future.” In addition to the heartwarming message, her team also shared Westwood’s final thoughts before she passed away. “Julian Assange is a hero and has been treated atrociously by the UK government.
Capitalism is a crime. It is the root cause of war, climate change and corruption,” she said in her final hours. Since the news of the 81-year-old’s heartbreaking death, fans and her industry peers have flocked to social media to share heartwarming tributes.