PARIS — Jean-Louis Dumas, chief executive officer at Hermès International from 1978 until his retirement in 2006, died Saturday morning after a long illness, an Hermès spokeswoman confirmed. He was 72 years old.
An official cause of death has yet to be revealed, but it was widely known that Dumas suffered from Parkinson’s disease.
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