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PASSINGS: Lian Murray dies at 54; surf clothing designer
PASSINGS: Lian Murray dies at 54; surf clothing designer

Lian Murray Surf clothing designer Lian Murray, 54, an innovator in surfwear design who helped build the Hurley brand to prominence in the field, died Nov. 3 at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, several days after suffering an acute asthma attack, said her mother, Elyse Lewin. Murray had suffered from asthma since she was a child, Lewin said. "She created trends and avoided fads," said Bob Hurley, founder of the company, in a statement. He said that her designs included low-rise pants and unfinished hems. And she broke with tradition by developing a fly closure for board shorts that did not use Velcro. "She was a genius at color and how it fit in the context of pop...

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