Details of Yves Saint Laurent’s death last night are emerging. WWD reports the designer died of brain cancer.
The legendary couturier passed away in the presence of [business partner Pierre] Berge and longtime friend and muse Betty Catroux. Catherine Deneuve arrived shortly after he died, at 11:10 p.m. Paris time, Berge noted.
Saint Laurent’s funeral is scheduled for Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Paris at the Eglise Saint-Roch at 296 Rue Saint Honoré. French president Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to attend. After the funeral, Saint Laurent’s ashes will be sent to his famous Majorelle Garden in Marrakech.