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Wendell Rodricks Death: Anushka Sharma, Malaika Arora among Other Bollywood Celeb Mourn His Demise

Prominent Personalities From The Political And Film World On Wednesday Condoled The Death Of Renowned Fashion Designer Wendell Rodricks And Hailed Him As An Iconic Figure.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shriparna Saha | Updated on: 13 Feb 2020, 07:34:42 AM
Wendell Rodricks With Anushka and Malaika

Wendell Rodricks With Anushka and Malaika (Photo Credit: Instagram)

New Delhi:

Prominent personalities from political and film world on Wednesday condoled the death of renowned fashion designer Wendell Rodricks and hailed him as an iconic figure. The internationally-famed fashion designer died at his home in Colvale village in North Goa on Wednesday evening at the age of 59.

Union Minister Smriti Irani paid tributes to Rodricks and hailed him as one of Indias most renowned designers. Shocked to hear about the untimely demise of Wendell Rodricks, one of the Indias most renowned designers. My heartfelt condolence to his loved ones, May his soul rest in peace," she tweeted.


Several Bollywood celebrities including Anushka Sharma, Malaika Arora, Arjun Rampal and Neil Nitin Mukesh took to Twitter and Instagram to mourn Rodricks’ death.

Anushka Sharma sharing a picture of her from a ramp walk for Rodricks captioned, “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”


Malaika Arora shared a throwback picture with Wendell along with the caption, "A master couturier and his muse ♥ï¸Â..... RIP ???? our dearest @wendellrodricks .... I first sat n cried , n then I sat alone n smiled n laughed , jus thinkin of all the beautiful beautiful memories n moments we shared."


Jacqueline Fernandes wrote, "Your demise leaves a void in the fashion fraternity that can never be replaced. May you RIP #WendellRodricks. You will be missed.

Sona Mohapatra remebering her best times with the fashion designer said, "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."

Bipasha Basu too mourned his sudden death.

Film director Onir tweeted, Absolutely shocked and heartbroken to hear about my friend @wendellrodricks sudden demise. "Sad that this happens when he was about to open his dream project... the museum of costumes in Goa. Loving and warm...will always cherish the week I spent with him this Nov in Goa. 


A Padma Shri award-winning designer and known for infusing modern aesthetics with traditional Goan influences, Rodricks was also an author, environmentalist and gay rights activist.

Meanwhile, ANI reported, the family Rodricks put up a sign outside his residence that says 'LET WENDELL REST IN PEACE NO VISITORS PLEASE'. The message written on a piece of white paper was seen stuck on the door of his house. 

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First Published : 13 Feb 2020, 07:34:42 AM