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Renowned Queensland Fashion Designer Daniel Lightfoot Died at 58 on Christmas Day

Daniel Lightfoot died at 58
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The icon of the Australian fashion industry, Daniel Lightfoot, on Christmas Day, died tragically. He died at the age of 58. The Queensland fashion designer was remembered for his iconic style sense. His sudden demise has shocked the fashion industry. Daniel’s death was confirmed by his ex-wife and daughter, Paris Lightfoot, on Tuesday with a heartfelt message along with the picture.

Paris Lightfoot paid tribute to her Dad: ‘Late last night heaven gained the most fashionable & hilarious Angel,’ she wrote alongside an old photo of the two together.

Daniel Lightfoot died at 58

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‘I will love you forever Dadda and I will always be your princess P.’

Daniel’s Ex-wife and model Suzie Lightfoot also paid tribute to her husband by posting a picture following a lengthy statement on her social media account.

“With great sadness, I share the terrible news that Daniel Lightfoot passed away on Christmas Day” she wrote.

“He is so loved by his beautiful daughter Paris ( the light of his life) and his close family, Allison, Kenny, Elizabeth, Ben and Amy.”

“Daniel touched so many lives through his incredible talent, craftsmanship and vision of beauty,’ Suzie added. ‘He turned a simple piece of fabric into something truly magical and made the women he dressed shine like diamonds”.

“I know how much he will be missed by all his friends, colleagues and clients from his glorious fashion years”.¬†

Daniel Lightfoot died at 58

Image Source: The Courier Mail

“He will always be lovingly remembered for his wicked sense of humour and sharp wit, appreciation for French Champaign, diamonds and bling, yellow roses, love of a good party, expensive cars, and dancing like everyone was watching (because they were!)”

“Rest in peace, beautiful Daniel. You are safe now and can be the man you want to be again in heaven dressing all those beautiful angels in your creations”.

“The family would appreciate some privacy during this period of mourning. Arrangements will be made, and details of the celebration of Daniel’s life will be announced in due course.”
Lightfoot got famed after Australia’s Miss World entrant Angelina Nasso put on his design in 1985. After which, within a year, Daniel Lightfoot enlisted himself in the name of Queensland’s best designer. The renowned fashion designer, at just 20, established his brand and was loaded with numerous awards, including 27 Retailers Association Queensland Fashion Design Awards and two Australian Fashion Awards.
Retail giant David Jones picked up his designs. In 1992 Daniel was inducted into the Retail Association of Queensland hall of fame. The iconic designer recognised himself internationally when voted as a Best Day Wear Designer in the world at the annual Miss World competition.