Ace fashion designer Wendell Rodricks, who passed away at his Goa residence on Wednesday, has left many TV and Bollywood celebs in surprise. Famous celebs like Sophie C, Shobhaa De, Soni Razdan, Neha Dhupia, Sona Mohapatra, Waluscha De Souza, Poonam Dhillon, Union Cabinet Minister for Textiles and Women and Child Development Smriti Irani, Madhur Bhandarkar, Onir, Shaina NC, Khushbu Sundar, and many other famous personalities remembered the ace fashion designer.
Check out how the famous personalities reacted on the fashion industry’s big loss right here:
RIP #WendellRodricks ..Can never forget the love & kindness u showed me when I was starting my journey as an MTV VJ. You literally picked me out of a bunch and told everyone I would make it. It meant so much to me as did all our chats in French. Tu es avec les anges mon ami 💔 pic.twitter.com/Qeku9Gp7mB
— Sophie C (@Sophie_Choudry) February 12, 2020
Extremely saddened to hear that we have lost a wonderful designer and a very warm person. Had met him when I was in goa for a shoot many years ago. Very passionate about his work and weavers.. May you rest in peace. #WendellRodricks You will be missed. #RIP
— KhushbuSundar ❤️ (@khushsundar) February 12, 2020
— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) February 12, 2020
Shocked to hear about the untimely demise of Wendell Rodricks, one of India’s most renowned designers. My heartfelt condolences to his loved ones. May his soul rest in peace 🙏
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) February 12, 2020
Shocked and heartbroken. Much too young to go like this. Just can’t believe it. #WendellRodricks
— Soni Razdan (@Soni_Razdan) February 12, 2020
— Mushtaq Shiekh (@shiekhspear) February 12, 2020
Wendell Rodricks, who was just 59, was a well-known fashion designer in the industry and has worked with the celebrated celebs of the Bollywood industry. The fashion designer and author was also known for his contribution to many social causes.
Wendell Rodricks had a good bonding with many celebrities of the Bollywood industry even got featured in the 2003 movie Boom and also in the Television play True West. He was also seen in Madhur Bhandarkar’s widely praised Fashion, featuring Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut. The designer played himself in the movie.
For the unversed, Wendell Rodricks was a Padma Shri awardee, the fourth-highest civilian award in the year 2014. Not just this, he was also honored with the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts Et Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture in 2015. To tell you, Wendell started his profession in the fashion industry by designing for famous brands like Garden Vareli, Lakmé Cosmetics, and DeBeers. He got married to Jerome Mareel in the year 2002.