(Huffington Post) Vidal Sassoon is dead at age 84, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Sassoon, often referred to as the "founder of hairdressing," is credited with pioneering the bob haircut and launched a sprawling network of salons around the world. He was found dead in his Mulholland Drive home; authorities told the LA Times he died of an "unspecified illness."
Sassoon was reportedly fighting leukemia as of last year, after being diagnosed with blood cancer in 2009.
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