Fashion designer Roberto Cavalli dies at 83

Roberto Cavalli, the designer behind the luxury fashion line of the same name, died Friday at the age of 83.

Cavalli died in his home in Florence, Italy, of an undisclosed illness. He was known for establishing his brand on bold prints, which at times included homages to animals.

“A life lived with love. It is with great sadness that today we say our final goodbyes to our founder Roberto Cavalli. From humble beginnings in Florence, Roberto succeeded in becoming a globally recognised name loved and respected by all. Naturally talented and creative, Roberto believed that everyone can discover and nurture the artist within themselves,” the brand posted on Instagram. “Roberto Cavalli’s legacy will live on via his creativity, his love of nature and via his family who he cherished.”