The founder of the well-known German fashion manufacturer Gerry Weber has died: Gerhard Weber was 79 years old.
The founder of the fashion manufacturer Gerry Weber, Gerhard Weber, is dead. He died in the night from Wednesday to Thursday at the age of 79, the company said.
Weber, who founded the fashion empire from the Westphalian province in 1973 with his partner Udo Hardieck, had not been involved in the company since last year.
In the course of the restructuring of the ailing fashion manufacturer, he, like all existing shareholders, left the company without compensation in the course of a restructuring capital cut. Weber had shaped the company’s fashion style for decades. He was also known through the tennis tournament in Halle, named after the company.