As first reported by TMZ, French fashion designer and entrepreneur Christian Audigier — the man behind labels like Ed Hardy and Von Dutch — has passed away at the age of 57 after a battle with cancer. Said his longtime publicist Michele Elyzabeth, “I just heard the news and I am truly devastated. Christian was an incredibly brilliant man. He will be missed.” Audigier was first diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome, a bone disease, back in January. At the time of his death, the designer was worth nearly $250 million USD while his own brands are currently available in over 40 countries across the globe.