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1997: DESIGNER GIANNI VERSACE IS MURDERED

The fashion world was rocked when Versace was shot and killed by Andrew Cunanan – who was, at the time, the subject of an FBI manhunt – on the steps of his Miami home. After his death, his sister, Donatella, took over as head of the fashion house and continues to run it to great acclaim.
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