Fashion Label Cofounder Hilary Tisch, Daughter of Movie Producer Steve Tisch, Dead at 36

Her father says she ”bravely fought the disease of depression for as long as she could”

Hilary Tisch, a founding partner of the L.A. fashion label DÔEN, passed away at 36 on Monday, following a bout of depression. Her father, Steve Tisch, is an entertainment mogul known for co-owning the New York Giants, as well as producing films including Forrest Gump, Snatch, and Risky Business. He’s the only person with an Emmy nomination, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, and a Super Bowl Ring. She’s also survived by her mother, Patsy, and four siblings. The family has not confirmed her cause of death.

Hilary was a jewelry designer, gemologist, a collector of vintage baubles, and cofounded DÔEN—which has a physical location at Brentwood Country Mart—with sisters Margaret and Katherine Kleveland in 2015 as a consortium built around female ownership and partnerships, and social responsibility. According to her bio on the brand’s site, she lived between L.A. and Aspen with her Dog Pearl.

“Hilary was a kind, caring and beautiful person,” her father Steve said in a statement to People magazine. “Her mother, sisters, brothers, and I are devastated by her passing. It leaves a hole in our hearts and our lives. She, like so many others, bravely fought the disease of depression for as long as she could. We love and will miss her dearly. Our family is utterly heartbroken and is mourning its tragic loss. We ask for privacy during this very difficult time.”

Her partners at DÔEN also released a statement via Instagram, saying, “Hilary was an incredibly special presence in our lives and the life of the company. We will miss her dearly. If you can, please take a moment to honor her memory and send her and her family love, light and peace.”

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