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Hairdresser to Germany's Merkel and other celebrities dies at 76
FILED – 25 March 2015, Berlin: German hairdresser Udo Walz comes to the Cafe Moskau for the presentation of the Jupiter Award. Berlin’s celebrity hairdresser Udo Walz is dead at the age of 76 years. Photo: picture alliance / dpa

Udo Walz, arguably Germany’s most famous hairdresser, has died at the age of 76 after suffering from diabetes, a source close to the star confirmed to dpa on Friday.

Local media reports cited Walz’s husband, Carsten Thamm-Walz, as confirming that Walz had “falled asleep peacefully.”

His celebrity clients included celebrities such as Romy Schneider, Marlene Dietrich, Claudia Schiffer, Maria Callas, Julia Roberts and Jodie Foster. Chancellor was also a regular.

Walz opened his first salon in Berlin in 1968. He later expanded his brand and also worked for fashion houses Wolfgang Joop, Jil Sander and Jean Paul Gaultier.

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