Yves Saint Laurent's Cause of Death Revealed, Funeral Arranged

Yves Saint Laurent in January 2002. Photo: Getty Images

Details of Yves Saint Laurent's death last night are emerging. WWD reports the designer died of brain cancer.

The legendary couturier passed away in the presence of [business partner Pierre] Berge and longtime friend and muse Betty Catroux. Catherine Deneuve arrived shortly after he died, at 11:10 p.m. Paris time, Berge noted.

Saint Laurent's funeral is scheduled for Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in Paris at the Eglise Saint-Roch at 296 Rue Saint Honoré. French president Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to attend. After the funeral, Saint Laurent's ashes will be sent to his famous Majorelle Garden in Marrakech.

Yves Saint Laurent Funeral Set for Thursday [WWD]
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