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Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Perry Ellis was an American fashion designer who founded a sportswear house in the mid-1970s. In 1981, Ellis began a relationship with divorced attorney Laughlin Barker. Later that year, Ellis appointed Barker the President of licensing division of Perry Ellis International. They remained together until Barker's death in January 1986. In February 1984, Ellis and his long-time friend television producer and writer Barbara Gallagher conceived a child together via artificial insemination. Their daughter, Tyler Alexandra Gallagher Ellis, was born in Nov. 1984. Ellis bought a home for Gallagher and their daughter in Brentwood, Los Angeles, and would visit frequently. In 2011, Tyler released her first line of handbags using the name Tyler Alexandra. Ellis' health rapidly declined after Barker's death. By May 1986, Ellis had contracted viral encephalitis which caused paralysis on one side of his face. Despite his appearance, he insisted on appearing at his Fall fashion show held in New York City on May 8. At the end of the show, Ellis attempted to walk the runway for his final bow but was so weak, he had to be supported by two assistants. It was his final public appearance. Ellis was hospitalized soon after and he slipped into a coma. He died of viral encephalitis on May 30, 1986.
Together from 1981 to 1986: 5 years.
Laughlin McClatchy Barker (1949 - January 2, 1986)
Perry Edwin Ellis (March 3, 1940 – May 30, 1986)
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At Fairview Cemetery (1134 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505) is buried Laughlin McClatchy Barker (1948-1986). In 1981, Barker began a relationship with fashion designer Perry Ellis. Later that year, Ellis appointed Barker the President of the licensing division of Perry Ellis International. They remained together until Barker's death in January 1986. Ellis died on May 30, 1986.
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