Tuesday 20 March 2018

Heiress to Reiss clothing empire dies suddenly while heavily pregnant

Debra Reiss Photo: StyleHaul/ YouTube
Debra Reiss Photo: StyleHaul/ YouTube
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

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

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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