March 31 2016 09:04 AM

Broad Art Museum architect died early this morning

Zaha Hadid
Courtesy photo

THURSDAY, March 31 — Zaha Hadid, the architect who designed MSU’s Broad Art Museum, died early this morning at 65.

A statement posted at reads, in part:

It is with great sadness that Zaha Hadid Architects have confirmed that Dame Zaha Hadid, DBE died suddenly in Miami in the early hours of this morning. She had contracted bronchitis earlier this week and suffered a sudden heart attack while being treated in hospital.

Hadid was widely regarded as one of the best contemporary female architects. In 2004, Hadid became the first woman to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize. She twice won the UK’s most prestigious architecture award, the RIBA Stirling Prize.

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