Dame Anita Roddick,
64, who has long been a human rights and environmental campaigner,
passed away Monday following a brain hemorrhage, according to a
statement from the family.
Roddick was admitted to St Richard’s Hospital in
Chichester, close to her home, Sunday evening when she collapsed
after complaining of a sudden headache.
A beautiful person inside and out, her very public stance against multinational
corporations and outspoken opinions on traditional stereotypes of
attractiveness, Roddick will be remembered as a maverick in the world
Roddick opened her first Body Shop store in 1976 in Brighton,
southern England, before fair trade and eco-friendly businesses
were fashionable. The Body Shop has grown into a global phenomenon with
nearly 2000 stores in 50 countries. It became part of the
French company L’Oreal Group last year, but remains independently
Sources: WWD & The Sunday Morning Herald