Wendell Rodricks, a renowned designer of Bollywood, passed away at the age of 59, at his home in the Colvale village of Goa, on Wednesday. His untimely demise has left the fashion world in a state of shock and has also affected the film industry and several of its actors. Several Bollywood stars took to their social media handles to pay tributes to the fashion legend.
As Wendell Rodricks’s sudden demise has left the world in shock, Bollywood celebs like Arjun Rampal, Richa Chadha, Malaika Arora, and others took to their official social media handles to pay their respects to the late fashion designer. The celebrities also credited him for their success in the industry.
Taking to her Instagram handle, Malaika Arora said, “A master couturier and his muse ♥️ RIP our dearest @wendellrodricks .... I first sat and cried, and then I sat alone and smiled and laughed, just thinking of all the beautiful beautiful memories and moments we shared.”
Diana Penty, who was especially close to the designer, paid her respects to the artist by saying that she cannot believe that he is no longer with us and that Indian fashion has just lost a pioneer, a visionary, and a legend. She said that he was a force that introduced Penty to the world of fashion over 10 years ago. He believed in her more than she believed in herself. Reminiscing about that time, she stated that she will never forget those times, and especially him very dearly.
Arjun Rampal said that the news of Rodricks’ demise is a very sad one. He was a beautiful and talented designer, and the fashion industry and the world have lost him. He stated that it always a joy to meet him and that he always made Rampal smile. Here is the post by the actor.
To my dearest @Wendellrodricks @jeromegoa . It's way too soon to say goodbye.... cheers to an adorable, talented, positive& loving human being who truly lived life on his own terms!!! I will MISS U 😪 #RIPWendell pic.twitter.com/b8P5qBPzoI— Pooja Bedi (@poojabeditweets) February 12, 2020
Shocked by the news of @Wendellrodricks' passing: https://t.co/W3CDCwo1va An original, a man of courage & conviction, a fashion icon & a social activist -- perhaps Heaven needed all those qualities in one man. RIP.— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) 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
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