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Fashion Guru Liz Claibourne Passes Away

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Fashion house Liz Claiborne Inc. says founder Liz Claiborne, whose styles became an important influence for career women in the 1970s and 1980s, died Tuesday.

Claiborne died in New York after suffering from cancer. She was 78.

Claiborne died at New York Presbyterian Hospital, her personal assistant Gwen Satterfield said today.

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