Ed Hardy Designer Christian Audigier Dies at 57

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When Christian Audigier refused to collaborate with Jon Gosselin.

The designer of Ed Hardy and Von Dutch has passed away after losing his battle to cancer.

Christian Audigier revealed back in January to TMZ that he had been fighting a rare form of cancer called MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome).

“I just heard the news and I am truly devastated. Christian was an incredibly brilliant man. He will be missed,” his longtime publicist told LATF.

The French designer leaves behind a daughter, Crystal Audigier, 22.

Though Ed Hardy caused controversy among the fashion industry because of its tattoos-and-skulls aesthetic, there’s no denying it was an iconic brand that defined a big chunk of the mid-2000s. His designs were worn by countless celebrities, including Britney Spears, Madonna, and Michael Jackson.