Robin Weir; Nancy Reagan’s White House Hairdresser

<i> From Associated Press</i>

Celebrity hairdresser Robin Weir, who visited the White House twice a week to style Nancy Reagan’s hair when she was First Lady, died Friday. He was 45.

Weir’s death was attributed to “a worsening of colitis, bacteria sepsis and a heart attack,” according to a statement released by a local public relations firm. He had been admitted Aug. 29 to Sibley Memorial Hospital.

Weir went to at least one summit conference with Reagan and helped the Smithsonian Institution stage an exhibit on hairstyles. Dubbed “The Beauty Ambassador” by People magazine, he traveled to China in 1985 to give beauty tips on television.


Reagan said in a statement that she was “very saddened to hear the news” of Weir’s death.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Barbara and Harry Vedder of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; three half brothers, and two half sisters.