Senior apparel designer Dan Ochowicz died Monday at the age of 83, his company said.
Ochowksi died from complications from a heart attack, a company statement said.
The Chicago-based company says Ochowski was a “very successful and influential fashion designer and the author of more than 100 books, magazines and trade publications, among them the Chicago Tribune.”
Ochowski was born in Chicago in 1920, but grew up in Chicago and attended the University of Chicago, where he studied graphic design.
He graduated from the University in 1942, according to the company.
“Dan Ochowsky has been an indispensable part of the fashion community for nearly four decades,” the company said in a statement.
“He will be greatly missed.”
OChowski made his name designing and selling suits and dresses, as well as making jewelry, bags and clothing.
The clothing designer and his business partner, George Grosz, died of lung cancer in April.
Groszes family declined comment Monday.
He had been diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago.
“It’s devastating news for the entire family,” his daughter, Susan Groszens, told the Chicago Sun-Times.
“I’ve known him for 25 years, and I’ve always been the person who was the cheerleader and was the life of the party.
He was a great person.
We are just in shock.”