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Iconic Hair Stylist Vidal Sassoon Dead

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May. 9 2012, Updated 5:15 a.m. ET

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By Alexis Tereszcuk - Radar Entertainment Editor

The iconic hair stylist Vidal Sassoon was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Wednesday after an unspecified illness according to law enforcement.

The 84-year-old had his family by his side, but no other details were immediately released.

He is the man behind the famed hair products that turned him into an internationally known stylist. British born Sassoon opened his first salon in London in 1954 and opened his New York salon in 1973.

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Sassoon is credited with promoting “wash and wear” hair and shot to fame when he cut Mia Farrow’s iconic pixie cut for the movie Rosemary’s Baby, and charged a whopping $5,000 for the new do!

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times in 1993 he spoke about why he changed the way women did their hair.

"Women were going back to work, they were assuming their own power. They didn't have time to sit under the dryer anymore," he said.

Tabitha Takes Over star Tabitha Coffey Tweeted about the loss of Sassoon, writing, “My great day turned into a devastating day RIP Vidal Sassoon thank you for all you have done for our industry and for me"

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