Death of Rosalia Mera

1944 - August 15, 2013
Mabankdrid, Spain | Age 69

Spain's richest woman dies at age 69
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ALAN CLENDENNING, The Associated Press

MADRID (AP) — Rosalia Mera, a seamstress who co-founded a clothing store in northwestern Spain that grew into Zara, one of the world's largest retail chains, has died at the age of 69. She was Spain's richest woman.

Inditex SA, the owner of Zara, issued a statement Friday confirming her death but did not provide more details and declined comment via email. Spanish media widely reported that Mera, a major stakeholder in Inditex,...

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