Zaha Hadid, the Greatest Female Architect Ever, Dies at 65

Star architect and all around radical woman Zaha Hadid has died. The Guardian reports that the 65-year old had a heart attack in a Miami hospital while she was being treated for bronchitis.

Baghdad-born Hadid was a world renowned architect and this year became the first woman to win the Royal Institute of British Architects Gold Medal, and the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004. She also built the London Aquatics Centre, home to the 2012 London Olympics.

Her work often included sleek edges that gave everything she made a futuristic and somewhat sexual vibe. And that’s not just me perving out; look at the Galaxy SOHO building she built in Beijing!

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Hadid added the title of Dame to her resume in 2012. That’s pretty cool, but her official title was Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, which is FUCKING AWESOME. She will be missed.