Nordstrom co-president Blake Nordstrom died in Seattle on Wednesday at age 58, according to a news release from Nordstrom. He disclosed in December that he was battling lymphoma.
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."
Nordstrom was founded in 1901 by the Nordstrom family and is still headquartered in Seattle.
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