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Anita Roddick, 64, Dies of Brain Hemorrhage

Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, died in a Chichester hospital on Monday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. She was 64 years old. Roddick is survived by her husband and two daughters, Samantha and Justine.

Through her successful chain of cosmetics stores, which includes more than 2,000 stores in more than 50 countries, Roddick promoted causes like banning animal testing and supporting the environment. She also helped establish the magazine The Big Issue , which is both produced and sold by the homeless, as well as Children on the Edge, a charity for children in Europe and Asia.

“Anita Roddick was dedicated to creating a more peaceful and humane society. She was a dedicated feminist who truly made a difference,” said Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation.

Sources:

AFP 9/11/07; The New York Times 9/12/07; Toronto Star 9/11/07

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