Dame Anita Roddick dies

Dame Anita Roddick dies


Sep 10, 07 at 04:14pm
Body Shop founder Dame Anita Roddick has died at the age of 64.

She suffered a major brain haemorrhage and died at St Richard's Hospital in Chichester. Her husband, Gordon, and daughters Sam and Justine were all with her.

Dame Anita founded The Body Shop in 1976 "simply to create a livelihood for myself and my two daughters" as she put it.

Thirty years on, the firm is a multi-national business with over 2,000 stores serving over 77 million customers in 51 different countries.