Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier dies

Ed Hardy designer, Christian Audigier has died after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his daughter and two sons.

Earlier this year the fashion designer revealed that he had been battling cancer.

His longtime publicist Michele Elyzabeth told LATF USA: “I just heard the news and I am truly devastated. Christian was an incredibly brilliant man. He will be missed.”

An insider for the lifestyle news site and magazine claims he had been re-admitted to Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles and slipped into a coma before recently waking up

According to a TMZ report from three months ago, Audigier said he was diagnosed with MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome) in January, which happens to be the same bone disease ABC anchor Robin Roberts was diagnosed with back 2012.

The gossip site also reported that he received a bone marrow transplant on March 19 upon completion of his chemotherapy.