London Aquatics Centre architect Dame Zaha Hadid dies from heart attack


Architect Dame Zaha Hadid, known for designs such as the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games, has died from a heart attack aged 65.

She contracted bronchitis while in Miami earlier this week and died in hospital this morning, her company said.

In a statement it said: "It is with great sadness that Zaha Hadid Architects have confirmed that Dame Zaha Hadid, DBE died suddenly in Miami in the early hours of this morning.

"She had contracted bronchitis earlier this week and suffered a sudden heart attack while being treated in hospital."