The Jewish Telegraphic Agency website reports today (May 10, 2012) that celebrity hairstylist Vidal Sassoon -- who was committed to fighting anti-Semitism and fought in Israel's war of independence in 1948 -- has died.
Sassoon died yesterday in his Los Angeles home at the age of 84. He had been battling leukemia for several years.
In 1982, he established the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He toured the United States to raise funds for the center.
His philanthropy included the Vidal Sassoon Foundation. Sassoon was married four times and had four children.