Popular fashion designern & icon, Remi Osholake (a.k.a. Remi Lagos) has passed away at the age of 51. She died on yesterday (Saturday, the 3rd of November) morning at Harley Street Clinic in London after undergoing a surgical operation to treat her cancer. Osholake trained at the East Croydon School of Art & Design, Chelsea School of Art & Design and Inchbald School of Art & Interior Design. She successfully expanded the creative phases of Remi Lagos on prestigious fashion runways in Europe, the United States of America and Africa. Tributes have been pouring in from her friends, colleagues and loved ones.
TV presenter, Funmi Iyanda, who was a close friend to the deceased posted the following on Twitter
My dearest friend Ms Remi Osholake (Remi Lagos) passd on dis morning. She had cancer. She was a remarkable, creative force 2 d end. Life is.
— Funmi Iyanda (@Funmilola) November 3, 2012
Designer Adebayo Jones, another close friend & colleague to Osholake also posted the following message on his Facebook wall:
Thanking You All for Your Support and Prayers. Sadly my dear friend who has been in hospital treating for Cancer, whom most of you have prayed for and sent goodwill messages, has passed away moments ago. I am still in shock. I just don’t get it how someone can be diagnosed and be gone within two weeks. I saw her on Thursday and she was in a very delicate state which greatly distressed me the whole night and Friday. I really did wish there was something I could have done. This morning just about 12 noon, I was praying for another friend going through an operation as I write, and I spent the rest of the time praying for my dear friend Remi and pleading God’s mercy. Got the message just after I finished praying. May her soul find perfect peace AMEN. Thank you all for your prayers and God bless you all.
Dear Remi .. You will be greatly missed as a truly beautiful soul and a great Artisan.. You have left a big mark that cannot be easily equaled. It’s been quite a while and a blessing knowing you since 1987 just after returning from England to set up your first outlet Freaky Designs.. The joy for me is that you experienced LOVE right to the end.. We all Loved you and you Loved us back equally.. I will not forget your words.. You told me “Tell The World I Love Them” and just so you know dearest Remi, We Love You Too… Peace and love to all the family… Have to stop here. Have no more words at the moment. We will miss your beautiful smile! Rest in Peace.
May her soul rest in peace