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Carla Zampatti to be honoured with state funeral

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<p>Carla Zampatti to be honoured with state funeral, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced. </p>

Fashion icon Carla Zampatti will be honoured with a state funeral, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced.

In a statement released this morning, Ms Berejiklian described Ms Zampatti as "generous" and "inspiring".

"The family of Australian fashion icon Carla Zampatti AC has accepted the NSW Government's offer of a State Funeral," Ms Berejiklian said.

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"Carla was talented, generous and inspiring. A true trailblazer in every respect.

"On behalf of the people of NSW, I extend my deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Carla."

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Details of the funeral will be provided in the coming days.

Ms Zampatti passed away yesterday, aged 78, following a week in hospital after a fall at the opera.

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She was attending the gala premiere of La Traviata on Sydney Harbour last Friday, March 27, when she fell on the bottom two steps of a staircase and hit her head.

Zampatti is survived by her three children - Alexander Schuman, Bianca Spender who is also a fashion designer, and Allegra Spender - and nine grandchildren

A condolence page has been set up, with tributes already flowing in from friends, fans and clients.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/carla-zampatti-to-be-honoured-with-state-funeral/d4803f42-2578-4da3-b63a-a815d0783de5

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