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Fashion Designer Michele Savoia Found Dead In Hudson River

Police believe Savoia, who had been missing since Thursday, fell off of his yacht into the icy river.

Fashion Designer Michele Savoia Found Dead In Hudson River
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Police confirmed Sunday the body of New York fashion designer Michele Savoia has been found in the Hudson River.

"Pier 59, where today police discovered Michele's lifeless body. Detectives believe he slipped and fell in the icy river." (Via WABC)

Savoia was last seen leaving the club Marquee New York early Thursday morning following the end of Fashion Week. His friend reported him missing Saturday, concerned that Savoia missed a Valentines Day dinner date with his girlfriend. He believes his death was most likely an accident.

"Unfortunately that dock of his is frozen over, I went Friday night to check on him. I called the cops about it I told them he must have gone over board." (Via WCBS)

Police told the New York Post they believe, "Savoia was drunk and accidentally fell off his boat, which was docked" and currently don't think there was any foul play involved.

For three days concerned fans, friends and family spread the word on Facebook and Twitter asking everyone to keep their eyes out for the missing designer. He was known to disappear occasionally, but never as long as this week.

Some of Savoia's clientele included Robert De Niro, Ricky Martin, and Mickey Rourke. He was also a professor at Fashion Institute of Technology. (Via New York Daily News)

Savoia was known for his uniquely tailored suits which could cost up to $4,000.