Alex Nordstrom (left) and Blake Nordstrom attend a dinner to celebrate the opening of the Chanel Ephemeral Boutique at Canlis on Nov. 28, 2017, in Seattle. Nordstrom co-president Blake Nordstrom died Jan. 2, 2019, at age 58, the company said.
Photo: Mat Hayward/Getty Images for Nordstrom
Photo: Mat Hayward/Getty Images for Nordstrom

Nordstrom co-president Blake Nordstrom dies at 58

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Nordstrom released the following statement Wednesday afternoon: 

"It is with deep sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Blake Nordstrom. Blake died in Seattle early this morning, January 2, 2019, at the age of 58. Executive leadership of Nordstrom will continue under company co-presidents Pete and Erik Nordstrom. We appreciate your respect for the privacy of the family during this difficult time.

“My heart goes out to the Nordstrom family and everyone at the company during this difficult time. Everyone who worked with Blake knew of his passion and deep commitment to employees, customers and the communities we serve. We are fortunate to have continued leadership from co-presidents Pete and Erik Nordstrom,” said Nordstrom chairman of the board Brad Smith."

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Nordstrom was founded in 1901 by the Nordstrom family and is still headquartered in Seattle. 

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