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Heiress to Reiss clothing empire dies suddenly while heavily pregnant

Published 09/09/2015 | 18:15

Debra Reiss Photo: StyleHaul/ YouTube
Debra Reiss Photo: StyleHaul/ YouTube

THE heiress of the Reiss clothing empire has died suddenly, it has been reported.

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Debra Reiss (34), the daughter of David Reiss (72), had been suffering from a long term illness.

It is understood that her unborn child also passed away, according to the Daily Mail.

Ms Reiss gave birth to a daughter, Scarlett, last year.

She had been working for the business as a brand director in Los Angeles in the time before her death.

Her father David turned the company into a worldwide company, favoured by Kate Middleton among others.

He took over his father’s East End outfitters in 1971.

Sales at the company skyrocketed after Kate Middleton wore a cream silk dress made by them in her official engagement portrait in 2011.

A spokesperson told the Mail:

“The thoughts of everyone at Reiss are with David and his family'.

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