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David Tang, flamboyant and outspoken Hong Kong fashion mogul, dies at 63

David Tang, flamboyant and outspoken Hong Kong fashion mogul, dies at 63

David Tang, the flamboyant and outspoken socialite and entrepreneur who founded the Shanghai Tang fashion brand, has died. He was 63.

The Financial Times newspaper, for which he wrote a popular tongue-in-cheek advice column, reported Wednesday that Tang died Tuesday night of cancer at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London with his wife Lucy at his bedside.

"David Tang was a remarkable man of many talents whose charm, erudition and wit were ever present," the newspaper's editor, Lionel Barber, said in the obituary. "He will be sorely missed."

The Hong Kong-born, British-educated Tang was a businessman who operated private clubs and restaurants and...

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