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Wendell rodricks dies at 59, Bollwyood celebrities mourn

From Malaika Arora to Poonam Dhillon, Jacqueline Fernandez to Richa Chaddha all the Bollywood celebrities mourn the death of celebrated fashion designer Wendell Rodricks. He passed away at 5:45 pm on Wednesday in Goa.

From Malaika Arora to Poonam Dhillon, Jacqueline Fernandez to Richa Chaddha all the Bollywood celebrities mourn the death of celebrated fashion designer Wendell Rodricks. He passed away at 5:45 pm on Wednesday in Goa.

The fashion and Bollywood industry have come out to support and mourn the death of renowned fashion designer Wendell Rodricks. The ace designer who had been suffering from a prolonged illness suffered a severe heart attack at his Covale residence in Goa.

Rodricks was honored with Padmashri in 2014 & the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts Et Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture in 2015. The ace designer took his final breaths at the age of 59. The respected designer didn’t only have a flourishing career in fashion but also featured in Bollywood films like Kaizad Gustad’s ‘Boom’ and Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Fashion’.

Bollywood celebrities like Neha Dhupia, Sona Mohapatra, Jacqueline Fernandez, Malaika Arora and Pooja Bedi took to Twitter to share their grievances. Education Minister Smriti Z Irani also mourned the death of the fashion designer on Twitter.

Fashion model Walscha De Sousa also posted an emotional message on Twitter to mourn the death of ace fashion designer. Calling him her mentor, she said that he never let go off her hand once he discovered her at the age of 16.

Rodricks was among the first Indian celebrities to have come out in public about his sexuality. The gay designer had been working as an activist of gay rights and environmental issues. The designer has also authored books like Moda Goa: History and Style, Poskem: Goans in the Shadows and his autobiography The Green Room. Wendell was the first-ever Indian designer to introduce resort wear in India.

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Wendell had been living with his husband in a 450 years-old old house in Colvale, called Casa Dona Maria. teh couple had been working rigorously to convert their home into a museum of Goan fashion called Moda Goa Museum and Research Centre. Wendell and husband wanted to fulfil his life’s dream of converting the house into a one-of-a-kind museum in Goa.

We deeply regret the demise of Wendell Rodricks. He was truly a gem of fashion industry in India. We extend our condolences to the grieving family.

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