Celebrity stylist Vidal Sassoon dead at 84
Vidal Sassoon, a celebrity hair stylist who parlayed his success in the salon into a huge business putting his name on numerous hair design products, has died at his home in Los Angeles at age 84, according to Los Angeles police.
Police said they responded to a call at 1:30 p.m. EDT to a residence in Los Angeles and on arrival confirmed that Vidal Sassoon was deceased.
“It was of apparent natural causes and there is no crime scene,” Los Angeles police spokesman Kevin Maiberger said in a statement. “When the officers arrived there were family members at the residence.”
Sassoon, who was born in London and whose scissors spelled the end of the beehive and the bouffant hair styles of the 1950s, earned international fame and fortune with groundbreaking styles including the “bob.”
He went from being a stylist in the salon to licensing his name for hair design products that were sold around the world, earning him millions of dollars.
Sassoon was reported last year to have been suffering from leukemia.