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Fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood had died at the age of 81, her company confirmed.

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Westwood’s fashion house posted on social media platforms on her behalf Thursday saying that she died peacefully and was surrounded by family in Clapham, South London.

“Tao spiritual system. There was never more need for the Tao today. Tao gives you a feeling that you belong to the cosmos and gives purpose to your life; it gives you such a sense of identity and strength to know you’re living the life you can live and therefore ought to be living: make full use of your character and full use of your life on earth,” said Westwood, which was posted in a tribute to her on Instagram.

Westwood’s career in fashion began in the 1970s during the punk explosion, according to The Associated Press. She took a “radical approach to urban street style,” that reportedly took the world by storm. It helped Westwood launch a long fashion career with runway shows in London, Paris, Milan, and New York.

According to the AP, Westwood was honored multiple times by Queen Elizabeth II during her career.

Westwood was also an advocate for fighting global warming and climate change, according to the AP.

The world needs people like Vivienne to make a change for the better,” said Westwood’s post.

A cause of death for Westwood has not been released, according to the AP.