Dame Zaha Hadid, the prominent architect best known for designs such as the London Olympic Aquatic Centre and the Guangzhou Opera House, has died of a heart attack aged 65.
In a statement, her company Zaha Hadid Architects 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.”
Dame Zaha's designs were commissioned by countries across the world. In 2016, she became the first woman to win the RIBA Gold Medal, the most established award for architecture, for her work over her career, which includes on the London Olympics, Glasgow’s Riverside Museum and the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar.