Designer Wendell Rodricks has passed away in Goa at the age of 59. According to reports, he passed away at 5:45 pm at his family home in Colvale in North Goa. Malaika Arora penned a heartfelt message for him on Instagram. “A master couturier and his muse ♥️..... RIP our dearest Wendell Rodricks .... I first sat n cried , n then I sat alone n smiled n laughed , jus thinkin of all the beautiful beautiful memories n moments we shared,” the actor wrote.
Waluscha D Sousa, Soni Razdan, Arjun Rampal, Richa Chadha also mourned his untimely demise.
Gutted to hear about the untimely demise of @Wendellrodricks. Had only met him briefly but admired his advocacy of gay rights and his love for his home state, Goa. He was one of a kind! Rest in peace. Condolences to family !— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) 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
Condolences have been pouring in on social media for his family. Union Minister Smriti Irani took to Twitter to write that she is “shocked to hear about the untimely demise of Wendell Rodricks.”
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
Designer Neeta Lulla told The Quint that Rodricks was a warm person and great friend. “Shocked to hear this news . He was a warm person and a great friend and colleague. We taught at the same college. Wendell was highly talented and creative . He will be missed and his void will be felt,” said Neeta.
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Singer Sona Mohapatra wrote, “No Wendell Rodricks. Trying to call you. Pick up.”
Health minister of Goa Vishwajit Rane also offered his condolences.
Deeply saddened to hear about the sudden demise of my very good friend and designer, Wendell Rodricks. His excellency in his work & skills are irreplaceable & shall always be cherished.— VishwajitRane (@visrane) February 12, 2020
We will truly miss him. My heartfelt condolences to his family & dear ones. pic.twitter.com/CzRnQJjbxf
Remembering Wendell Rodricks, Shashi Tharoor wrote, “Shocked by the news of Wendell Rodricks’ passing. An original, a man of courage & conviction, a fashion icon & a social activist -- perhaps Heaven needed all those qualities in one man. RIP.”
Shocked by the news of @Wendellrodricks' passing: https://t.co/W3CDCwo1va An original, a man of courage & conviction, a fashion icon & a social activist -- perhaps Heaven needed all those qualities in one man. RIP.— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) February 12, 2020
Filmmaker Onir shared some photos of him and Rodricks on Twitter, writing, “ Absolutely shocked and heartbroken to hear about my friend Wendell Rodricks’ sudden demise . Sad that this happens when he was about to open his dream project .... the museum of costumes in Goa . Loving and warm .. will always cherish the week I spend with him this nov in Goa .”
Absolutely shocked and heartbroken to hear about my friend @Wendellrodricks sudden demise . Sad that this happens when he was about to open his dream project .... the museum of costumes in Goa . Loving and warm .. will always cherish the week I spend with him this nov in Goa . pic.twitter.com/vZgyqiIOyJ— Onir (@IamOnir) February 12, 2020
Here are some more reactions to Rodricks’ demise.
The designers who were pioneers of our #fashion industry... my mother #Munira Chudasama, #RituKumar and #WendellRodricks. A lovely , talented , elegant generation. @RituKumarHQ @Wendellrodricks https://t.co/9iPau414q9 pic.twitter.com/nIirGeySdS— Shaina NC (@ShainaNC) August 14, 2019
Very sad to learn about passing of designer @Wendellrodricks .He was not only a talented designer but always generously contributed to good causes whenever opportunity came.I personally know that as he contributed garments to @maddadthehelpinghand Condolences to family & friends— Poonam Dhillon ੴ (@poonamdhillon) February 12, 2020
Unbelievable ! To the man who showed us how less is more ! You were class apart in everything you did. Rest In Peace @Wendellrodricks ✊— Rachel White (@whitespeaking) February 12, 2020
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