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Famed Fashion Designer Richard Nicoll, Dead At 39

It wasn’t so long ago when the Australian designer Richard Nicoll took the fashion world by storm with his pastel-like colored palettes and innovative designs. The former Topshop designer also garnered widespread attention with his 2012 bridal gown line, and since then Nicoll has acquired a loyal following especially among models and celebrities such as Kylie Minogue and Keira Knightley. But just a few days ago, Nicoll once again rocked the entire fashion world when he was found dead at a property in Sydney, Australia.

The 39 year old rapper’s death was said to have been caused by heart attack. The Sydney police department has already mentioned that they’re already preparing a proper report on the situation once they are fully done with the investigation.  The untimely death of Nicoll sparked an overflowing number of tributes from his celebrity clients and fellow fashion personalities from all over the world.

Edwina McCann, Vouge Australia’s Editor-in-chief, lauded Richard Nicoll as a very talented designer and a very kind human being, she then went on to send her condolences to the family he left behind. The Instagram account of Elle Uk also posted a tribute for the designer mourning the death of the extremely talented British-born Nicoll.

Willie Walters, Central Saint Martins BA fashion course director, said that Nicoll was a very versatile and perceptive designer that has the most accurate eye for color combination among all the designers of his time. Personalities like Yasmin Sewell and Emily Sheffield have also posted their sincerest condolences on social media. Lily Allen, a singer and a long time client of Nicoll, also mourned his death by declaring her sadness and revealing that she felt proud to have known him.

After skipping a few fashion week events and releases, Nicoll returned to Australia last year to focus on personal creative projects. According to his family, he was supposed to be a part of upcoming campaigns for Adidas and Woolmark.