Sad day for magazine and fashion fans: Cosmopolitan visionary Helen Gurley Brown passed away on Tuesday after a short illness. She was 90.
Brown first broke onto the scene with her book "Sex and the Single Girl" back in the '60s - way before it was okay for women to talk about sexuality. She took over as Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan in 1965, She stepped down from her role in 1997, but remained a strong influence in the magazine.
There's no denying Brown had a profound impact on the magazine and entertainment world. Several celebrities took to Twitter to remember their friend and mentor.
"Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork..reading, writing, thinking..can."-Helen Gurley Brown, once editor of Cosmo, has died at 90," the former "Today" host tweeted.
"RIP Helen Gurley Brown, you beautiful enigma. Confused but wholehearted love from mouseburgers & feminists everywhere," the "Girls" creator tweeted.
"R.I.P. Helen Gurley Brown: a pioneer and an inspiration. I have always had great admiration for her," the "Project Runway" judge and fellow magazine editor tweeted. "'My success was not based so much on any great intelligence but on great common sense.' #quote Helen Gurley Brown."
"One of the original 'girl power' girls is gone. We all owe HelenGurley Brown a debt of gratitude for leading the way," the singer tweeted.
"RIP Helen Gurley Brown. What a ground (and ceiling) breaker," the "What Not to Wear" host tweeted.
"I'm saddened by the death of Helen Gurley Brown, a dear friend, who turned Cosmopolitan into a women's version of Playboy," the magazine mogul tweeted.
"Thank you for making our world more fun and fearless!" the public relations mogul and fashion star tweeted.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg
"She was a quintessential New Yorker: never afraid to speak her mind and always full of advice," the mayor wrote in a statement. "She pushed boundaries and often broke them, clearing the way for younger women to follow in her path. I was honored to be her friend and know how deeply she cared about the City she called home. We will miss her, but her impact on our culture and society will live on forever."
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