Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld died at the age of 85
He hadn't gone on about his illness, but battled it very bravely,' said one source.
'Karl was very proud of his fitness and healthy living, so the pancreatic cancer came as a huge shock.'
An official statement published on his Instagram said: 'The House of KARL LAGERFELD shares, with deep emotion and sadness, the passing of its creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, on February 19, 2019, in Paris, France.
'He was one of the most influential and celebrated designers of the 21st century and an iconic, universal symbol of style. Driven by a phenomenal sense of creativity, Karl was passionate, powerful and intensely curious.
'He leaves behind an extraordinary legacy as one of the greatest designers of our time, and there are no words to express how much he will be missed.
Celebrities and models and designers have flocked to social media to pay tribute to the late designer.