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...