NEW: Nordstrom Heir Dies “Unexpectedly” at Age 58
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
"It is with great sadness we share that Blake Nordstrom passed away unexpectedly early this morning. Blake was a tremendous leader who personified the heart and soul of our company. We're devastated by this news and our hearts go out to his family during this difficult time,” said the company in a statement.
His death comes less than a month after he revealed that he was diagnosed with lymphoma.
Nordstrom was co-president of the company along with his two brothers Erik and Peter.
Together, they ran the department store chain.
According to the company, Pete and Erick will continue to serve as executive leaders of the company.
As of March 2018, Nordstrom operated 363 stores across 40 U.S. States.
In October of 2018, the company announced it was closing its retail store at the Providence Place Mall after nearly 20 years.
The store will be open through Friday, January 4.