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Liz Claiborne’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday) March 31, 1929

Death Date June 26, 2007

Age of Death 78 years

Cause of Death Stomach Cancer

Profession Entrepreneur

The entrepreneur Liz Claiborne died at the age of 78. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Famous as the first woman to head a Fortune 500 company, Claiborne founded the Liz Claiborne Inc. women’s clothing business, which grossed over twenty million dollars in its first two years of existence. By 1981, the company had sold more than one billion dollars worth of merchandise.

Born in Brussels, Belgium, to an American family with Louisiana roots, she spent a large portion of her youth in Maryland, U.S.A. Her brief first marriage produced a son; her second marriage, to Arthur Ortenberg, lasted from 1957 until her death of cancer in 2007.

Liz Claiborne, the designer of indefatigable career clothes for professional women entering the workforce en masse beginning in the 1970s, died Tuesday in Manhattan. … Her death, at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, was caused by complications of cancer, said Arthur Ortenberg, her husband.