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Posted: October 21, 2014

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

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By Briana Altergott

NEW YORK —

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died at the age of 82.

A family member confirmed the news to ABC Monday evening. The cause of death wasn't immediately made public, though de la Renta was diagnosed with cancer in 2006 and had been battling it since.

In an interview at New York City's 92nd Street Y last year, he opened up about his diagnosis. 

"There are two realities about life, one day we're born, and one day we die. The dying aspect we will never accept."

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De la Renta first rose to fame in the fashion world by dressing some of the most famous celebrities of the 1960s, including First Lady Jackie Kennedy.

And he continued to design beautiful gowns for the rich and famous through to present-day. 

Some of his most famous admirers include Cameron Diaz, Oprah Winfrey and Penelope Cruz.

He even designed Amal Clooney's gorgeous wedding dress for her and George's nuptials in Italy.

One of his most famous fans, Gloria Estefan, tweeted a touching tribute to the fashion legend. "RIP iconic designer Oscar De La Renta,who was a big part of 3 of my life's biggest moments.Much love & peace2 his family& all who loved him!"

And many other fashion icons, including Marie Claire Creative Director Nina Garcia, also shared their grief on social media.

Funeral arrangements for de la Renta and other details were still unclear as of Monday night.

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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