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Japanese fashion star Issey Miyake dies at 84

Kimono-inspired works won the designer renown in haute couture

Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake died of liver cancer at age 84 on Aug. 5. (File photo) 

TOKYO -- Issey Miyake, a world-renowned fashion designer and recipient of Japan's Order of Culture, died of liver cancer on Friday at the age of 84.

Miyake Design Studio announced the death on Tuesday; the funeral has already been held.

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