Christian Audigier Loses Battle With Cancer

PARIS - NOVEMBER 09:  Designer Christian Audigier attends the lauch of the Christian Audigier Lounge on November 9, 2009 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Marc Susset-Lacroix/WireImage) *** Local Caption *** Christian Audigier

As reported by TMZ earlier today, Christian Audigier, the man behind labels like Ed Hardy and Von Dutch, has passed away at the age of 57 after a battle with cancer. He was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome, a bone disease, back in January. His longtime publicist Michele Elyzabeth stated, “I just heard the news and I am truly devastated. Christian was an incredibly brilliant man. He will be missed.” The designer and entrepreneur was worth about $250 million USD at the time of his death, with his brands currently available in over 40 countries worldwide. RIP.