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Modelling mogul Eileen Ford dies - report

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Jul 10, 2014 | 8:45am EDT

Modelling mogul Eileen Ford has died at the age of 92, according to reports. She is believed to have passed away on Wednesday (09Jul14), but no further details were available as WENN went to press. A number of stars took to Twitter.com to pay tribute to the Ford Models founder, including British beauty Erin O'Connor, who tweeted, "Eileen Ford you were like a grandmother to me not to mention mentor. I owe you my career. An indomitable force. RIP dear friend." Ford set up the iconic modelling agency in New York City in 1946 along with her husband Jerry, and it soon became one of the most successful in the business. The agency has represented supermodels including Elle Macpherson, Christy Turlington, Jerry Hall, Stephanie Seymour, Christie Brinkley and Twiggy, and actresses including Brooke Shields, Kim Basinger, Courteney Cox, Lindsay Lohan and Sharon Stone. The books have also boasted Emily Ratajkowski, the star of Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines video, Israeli beauty Bar Refaeli, and even Martha Stewart, who modelled in her 20s during the 1960s. Ford ran the agency for 50 years before retiring.

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