Renowned fashion designer Wendell Rodricks passes away on Wednesday at his Goa home. He was 59.
As per reports making rounds on the internet, Rodricks passed away due to a heart attack at his Colvale residence in Goa.
Wendell’s death has many of his close friends from the industry shell shocked. Many celebrities including Malaika Arora, Anushka Sharma, Jacqueline Fernandez among others took to Twitter to express their shock and condolences.
Here’s how celebs reacted:
Your demise leaves a void in the fashion fraternity that can never be replaced. May you RIP #WendellRodricks. You will be missed.
— Jacqueline Fernandez (@Asli_Jacqueline) February 12, 2020
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Woke up in NZ to the sad news of Wendell Rodricks having passed away in his sleep . He was one of the most iconic & original designers in fashion & A champion for LGBT rights . He had given me an opportunity to close his fashion week show in Mumbai after spotting me in Bangalore at a fashion show and was gracious, kind & encouraging. He was one of the reasons I had the courage to move to Mumbai from Bangalore to pursue modelling when I was just 18 years old . RIP Wendell 💜 My love and prayers for Jerome and the rest of his family and friends 🙏
This is such sad sad news, a beautiful human and such a talented designer, the fashion industry and the world has lost today. It was such joy whenever I met him. His smile always made me smile,you will be missed Wendell. Condolences and prayers for all ur loved ones #ripwendell pic.twitter.com/Y19IdrzFJt
— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) February 12, 2020
I owe everything I am today to u.U discovered me at the age of 16 in my uniform & u never let go of my hand after that.U will forever be remembered my friend & mentor.We have beautiful memories together & they will live on.I pray that ur soul rests in peace. @Wendellrodricks #rip pic.twitter.com/Lzcnsoq2yb
— Waluscha De Sousa (@Iamwaluscha) February 12, 2020
Genuinely sad to hear the news of Wendell Rodricks passing away. 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/te0SHd0Doe
— Neil Nitin Mukesh (@NeilNMukesh) February 12, 2020
Full of love. Full of life. All heart. All soul. A connoisseur. A creator. A pioneer. A change-maker. I feel lucky having known you. @Wendellrodricks you will remain in my heart forever. Refuse to see you any other way than that afternoon we spent in your glorious home in Goa. pic.twitter.com/06959BjXeD
— SONA (@sonamohapatra) February 12, 2020
Gutted to hear about the untimely demise of @Wendellrodricks. Had only met him briefly but admired his advocacy of gay rights and his love for his home state, Goa. He was one of a kind! Rest in peace. Condolences to family ! 🙏🏽
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) February 12, 2020
Goodbye gentle soul. Amazing designer. Friend. Had so much more to do. Died in the place he loved. A home he created for himself and his partner #WendellRodricks
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) February 12, 2020
Wendell , I may have not know you well enough but all I know is that every time I saw you , you would always be smiling and your smile would light up the entire room… wherever you are may the angels always be with you ❤️ #gonetoosoon #RIPWendellRodricks pic.twitter.com/1gHzOnjyxC
— Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) February 12, 2020
The popular designer not only designed clothes for many B-town personalities but even featured in films like Kaizad Gustad’s ‘Boom’ and Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Fashion’. He launched his fashion brand in 1989 and retired from his label in 2016.
May his soul rest in peace!