Famed fashion designer Issey Miyake rose to fame in the 1980s for his unique clothing designs.
Tragically, he passed away on August 5, 2022 at the age of 84.
Who Was Issey Miyake?
Issey Miyake was a fashion designer born on April 22, 1938 in Hiroshima, Japan.
He was best known for his technology-driven clothing designs and perfumes.
Miyake was also responsible for Steve Jobs’ signature turtleneck sweaters.
Before fame and fortune, Miyake had to survive the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, which left him with a pronounced limp, according to CNN.
His mother also died three years later from exposure to radiation.
Over the years, Miyake has remained silent about his past, but he eventually opened up about it in a 2009 op-ed published in The New York Times.
“On August 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb was dropped on my hometown of Hiroshima. I was there and I was only 7 years old,” he recalled.
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“When I close my eyes, I still see things no one should ever see: a bright red light, the black cloud a moment later, people running in all directions, desperately trying to escape. I remember everything.”
He continued, “I never chose to share my memories or thoughts of that day. I have tried, albeit unsuccessfully, to put them behind me, preferring to think of things that can be created and not destroyed, and that bring beauty and joy.
“I was drawn to the field of clothing design, also because it is a creative format that is modern and optimistic.
“I’ve tried never to let my past define me. I didn’t want to be labeled ‘the designer who survived the atomic bomb,'” he added.
What Was Issey Miyake’s Cause of Death?
Miyake’s death was first announced on August 9, 2022 by Miyake Design Studio, who revealed that he had died of liver cancer.
Shortly after his death was announced, fans around the world took to Twitter to remember the late star.
One user said: “#IsseyMiyake’s iconic work will continue to inspire us. #RIP.”
Another added: “So sad to hear! He accompanies me every day with his perfume and his artistic vision.”
A third wrote: “Absolutely disappointed. My two favorite fashion designers are gone now – Thierry and Issey. I started following the work of Issey Miyake over 30 years ago. I only wear his beautiful fragrance, L’eau d’Issey. I’m going to put something on in his honor today.”
At this point, it remains unclear how long Miyake has been battling the disease.
What Was Issey Miyake Net Worth?
Due to his successful career, Miyake was able to amass quite a fortune before his death.
Though an exact number is unclear, it was reported that his net worth was an estimated $85 million.
This assessment comes from its successful clothing and fragrance lines.
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