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Vidal Sassoon, Creator of the Iconic Bob, Died Today in Bel-Air

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Numerous sources are reporting that legendary hairstylist Vidal Sassoon has passed away. Sassoon, 84, was pronounced dead this morning in his house on Mulholland Drive in Bel-Air, seen here in an issue of Architectural Digest (warning: PDF). Last year the Daily Mail reported that the hairstylist was battling leukemia, though Sassoon's camp never issued a confirmation or denial.

Sassoon grew up in London and began cutting hair at the age of 14, opened his first salon in the city at the age of 26, and moved to the US a few years later. According to the Denver Post, he relocated to Los Angeles in the early 70s "in search of a chemist to formulate his hair-care products and...decided to make the city his home."
· Famed fashion icon Vidal Sassoon dead at 84 [LA Now]