Dame Anita Roddick, Founder of The Body Shop, Has Died


This is some sad end-of-the-day news: Anita Roddick, who founded The Body Shop in 1976, has died. In February, she revealed that she had contracted hepatitis C through a blood transfusion while giving birth in 1971. Known for her commitment to fair trade and providing cruelty-free cosmetics, she built The Body Shop into an international company worth millions of dollars. Queen Elizabeth II made her a dame, the female equivalent of a knight, four years ago. Anita Roddick would have been 65 next month.

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