Award-winning fashion designer Wendell Rodricks dies in Goa
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    Panaji, Feb 12 (PTI) Renowned fashion designer Wendell
Rodricks died at his residence in Colvale village in Goa on
Wednesday, a police official said.
    Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mapusa, Gajanan
Prabhudesai confirmed the death of Rodricks, who was 59.
    Prabhudesai said Rodricks died after collapsing at his
residence in North Goa.
    A Padma Shri awardee, Rodricks was also an author,
environmentalist and gay rights activist.
    Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane tweeted, "Deeply
saddened to hear about the sudden demise of my very good
friend and designer, Wendell Rodricks. His excellency in his
work and skills are irreplaceable and shall always be
    "We will truly miss him. My heartfelt condolences to
his family and dear ones," Rane added in the tweet. PTI RPS

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