Sadly, Vidal Sassoon, at the age of eighty-four, passed away yesterday. You can read the full obituary here. A great man and a great hair stylist is being universally mourned throughout the civilized world. 
Here is a very recent interview with Vidal Sassoon. I think it is rather interesting:
Born in England, and abandoned in an orphanage for part of his childhood, he was a militant Zionist as well as a revolutionary hair stylist. Today as all the world mourns, pick up a Vidal Sassoon styling product or a DVD and think on that one of a kind individual.