Chris Blazakis, 39, a fashion executive who made news by...

DEATH ELSEWHERE

February 13, 1993

Chris Blazakis, 39, a fashion executive who made news by claiming Nancy Reagan had improperly kept $2 million in free designer clothes and jewels, died of AIDS complications Tuesday in New York. He ran a consulting and marketing concern whose clients included celebrities such as Diana Ross. He had also been executive vice president of Galanos Originals, a fashion house favored by Mrs. Reagan. In 1987, he launched a public campaign urging that officials and journalists investigate Mrs. Reagan for not declaring her free clothing as gifts or income, contrary to the White House counsel's advice. Mrs. Reagan did not stop the practice and denied any wrongdoing.

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