Pierre Bergé, YSL fashion house co-founder, dies aged 86

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Pierre Bergé, the personal and business partner of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, who was an outspoken campaigner for gay rights and Aids research, active in the world of the arts and the media, and who was latterly suffering from myoptahy, died in Provence early on Friday.    

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Pierre Bergé, the French fashion tycoon, philanthropist and art collector who was the driving force behind the creation of the Yves Saint Laurent fashion house, has died at the age of 86 following a long illness, reports The Guardian.