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Fashion designer to Princess Diana dies

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AFP
Published
Sep 27, 2010

LONDON, Sept 26, 2010 AFP © - French-born fashion designer Catherine Walker, a favourite of Britain's late princess Diana, has died of cancer aged 65, Walker's family said on Sunday.


Catherine Walker with her evening gowns. Photo : Corbis

Walker died in hospital near her Sussex home, southern England, on Thursday.

Diana, who died in a Paris car crash in 1997, was buried in a black dress designed by Walker.

Walker's family said in a statement: "Catherine Walker overcame young widowhood and fought cancer twice with enduring bravery.

"She built one of the most successful British couture brands and at the same time raised a loving family. Catherine Walker has dressed many of the world's most beautiful women."

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