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Gianni Versace (December 2, 1946 – July 15, 1997) was an Italian fashion designer and founder of Gianni Versace S.p.A., an international fashion house, which produces accessories, fragrances, makeup and home furnishings as well as clothes. He also designed costumes for the theatre and films, and was a friend of Elton John, Sting, and Princess Diana among many others. Openly gay, Versace and his husband Antonio D`Amico were regulars on the international party scene. Versace was murdered outside his Miami Beach home at the age of 50 by spree killer Andrew Cunanan. Versace met his partner Antonio D`Amico, a model, in 1982. The couple embarked on a long-term relationship that lasted 15 years, until Versace`s murder. During that time D`Amico worked as a designer for the company, becoming head designer for Istante and Versus Sport. Versace`s will left D`Amico with a pension of 50 million lire (about $26,000) a month (for life), and the right to live in any of Versace`s homes in Italy and the United States. D`Amico now runs his own fashion company. Versace was known for doting upon his nieces and nephews: Santo`s two children, Francesca and Antonio Versace, and Donatella`s two children, Allegra and Daniel Versace.
Versace was shot dead on July 15, 1997, aged 50, on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion as he returned from a morning walk on Ocean Drive. It was his custom to take a stroll to a coffee shop that received international periodicals, to read the Italian-language newspapers. He was murdered by Andrew Cunanan, who used the same gun to commit suicide on a boat several days later. Versace`s body was cremated and his ashes returned to the family`s estate near Cernobbio, Italy.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gianni_Versace, www.versace.com/flash.html, www.infomat.com/whoswho/gianniversace.html
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Gianni Versace (born Giovanni Maria Versace; 2 December 1946â€“15 July 1997) was an Italian fashion designer and founder of Versace, an international fashion house, which produces accessories, fragrances, make-up and home furnishings as well as clothes. He also designed costumes for the theatre and films. As a friend of Eric Clapton, Diana, Princess of Wales, Naomi Campbell, Madonna, Elton John, Cher, Sting and many other celebrities, he was the first designer to link fashion to the music world. Openly gay, Versace and his partner Antonio D'Amico were regulars on the international party scene. Versace was murdered outside his Miami Beach home, the former Casa Casuarina now known as "The Villa", at the age of 50 by spree killer Andrew Cunanan.
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