Celebrity stylist Vidal Sassoon dead at 84

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Posted: May 10, 2012 2:16 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Vidal Sassoon, a celebrity hair stylist who parlayed his success in the salon into a huge business putting his name on numerous hair design products, has died at his home in Los Angeles at age 84, according to Los Angeles police.

Police said Sassoon, who was reported a year ago to be suffering from leukemia, had died of natural causes.

(Reporting By Bob Tourtellotte and Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Sandra Maler)