Award Winning Industrialist and Patron

Pierre Bergé, who co-founded the Yves Saint Laurent fashion house in 1961, has died at age 86 at his country home in St-Rémy-de-Provence, in southern France, following a long illness, his foundation said.

Mr Bergé was well known for being a talented French businessman and art patron.  The Foundation Pierre Bergé gave the following announcement:

“It is with immense sadness that the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent, Paris and the Fondation Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech announce the death of their founding president Pierre Bergé, which occurred on September 8, 2017, at 5.39 am, at home in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. He died in his sleep at the age of 86 following a long illness,”.