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Italian shoe designer, Sergio Rossi, dies aged 84

By Ellie Violet Bramley

One of world’s most respected cordwainers may have died from coronavirus in city of Cesena

The Italian footwear designer Sergio Rossi has died at the age of 84. Having been admitted to hospital a few days ago in Cesena, a city in Emilia-Romagna, one of the regions hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, it is being reported that he may have died from the disease.

Announcing news of the designer’s death on Friday morning, the brand’s chief executive, Riccardo Sciutto, told the fashion website Women’s Wear Daily: “He was a master, it was a great pleasure to have met him. He was our spiritual guide and he is today more than ever.”

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/03/italian-shoe-designer-sergio-rossi-dies-aged-84