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What Every Woman Wants founder dies after long-term illness

Gerald Weisfeld passed away on Sunday night following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Gerald Weisfeld: What Every Woman Wants founder.
Gerald Weisfeld: What Every Woman Wants founder.

Gerald Weisfeld, the founder of the What Every Woman Wants fashion chain, has died aged 79.

The businessman passed away on Sunday night following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Millionaire Weisfeld was the financial brains behind the popular chain which rose from a single store in Glasgow’s Argyle Street to become a fixture of the UK high street in the 1970s, 80s and 90s.

He died after being cared for at the Bothwell Castle Care Home and at Summerlee Care Home in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire.

His wife Vera said: ”My family’s hearts have been broken over the last eight years, witnessing Mr Weisfeld’s mind and body being taken over completely by this cruel and wicked disease.

“For all his abilities, he could do nothing to prevent it.

“I would like to thank the care home staff who looked after him so well, particularly Laurie, who would come in on her day off to make sure he was looking his best.

“The family were all with him on Sunday night when he passed, including Laurie.”

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