Oscar de la Renta, Fashion Icon, Dead at 82

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Oscar de la Renta dead at the age of 82 Kristin Callahan/ACE/INFphoto.com

The fashion world has lost an icon. Oscar de la Renta has died at the age of 82 after battling cancer, The New York Times confirms.

The famed designer most recently designed George Clooney's wife Amal Alamuddin's wedding dress.

In 2013, the Dominican-born designer admitted he had been battling cancer. "Yes, I had cancer. Right now, I am totally clean. The only realities in life are that you are born, and that you die. We always think we are going to live forever. The dying aspect we will never accept. The one thing about having this kind of warning is how you appreciate every single day of life," he's quoted as saying by International Business Times.

A source tells Us Weekly that de la Renta had a form of gastric cancer and recently underwent an aggressive bout of chemo.

Aside from dressing hundreds of celebrities throughout his career (Sarah Jessica Parker, Lea Michele, Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Garner, and many more were fans), the icon was also beloved by first ladies Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama.

De la Renta is survived by his second wife Annette de la Renta.

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