World-renowned architect Zaha Hadid dead at 65

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Dame Zaha Hadid, the world-renowned architect whose designs include the London Olympic Aquatic Centre as well as other works across the globe, has died at a hospital in Miami. She was 65 years old.

Hadid, who was born in Baghdad, died of a heart attack on Thursday while undergoing treatment for bronchitis at a Miami hospital. Her death was announced by Iraqi state television and confirmed by her company.

Hadid, who was widely regarded as one of the most distinguished architects of the modern age, was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004. She also held British citizenship and was made a dame in 2012.

Hadid’s work included most notably the London Aquatics Centre that was used in the 2012 Summer Olympics, but her other works included the Phaeno Science Center in Germany, the Guangzhou Opera House in China, as well as dozens of other objects around the world.

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