Christian Audigier has passed away aged 57.

The fashion mogul - who is best known for his work with the clothing label Ed Hardy - is reported to have died yesterday (09.07.15) after battling cancer.

His publicist Michele Elyzabeth told LATF USA: ''I just heard the news and I am truly devastated. Christian was an incredibly brilliant man. He will be missed.''

According to TMZ, Christian announced he was suffering from Myelodysplastic Syndrome in January but was reported to have been ''doing much better'' a few months ago after undergoing a bone marrow transplant following chemotherapy on March 19.

At the time he was spotted leaving Cedars-Sinai hospital with his girlfriend Nathalie Sorenson.

However, he had recently been re-admitted into the hospital where he is said to have passed into a coma before waking up.

The French-born fashion designer is known for popularising brands Von Dutch and Ed Hardy and also worked with labels including Guess, Levis, Diesel and Bisou Bisou after moving to New York City in his 20s.

Christian, whose fashion empire is said to be worth around $250 million, is survived by his three children - a daughter and two sons.