Marilyn Miglin“Queen of Makeovers” on the home shopping network whose husband was murdered by a serial killer Andrew Cunanan Die.
Marilyn’s son Duke Miglin He told TMZ…she passed away in Chicago on Monday, surrounded by loved ones. Miglin died of complications from a stroke.
Miglin has been the host of the Home Shopping Network for more than 25 years – attracting 65 million viewers to ditch their credit cards for a slew of beauty products.
She founded a beauty company in 1963 – Marilyn Miglin Cosmetics – which became her empire, with 36 perfumes and fragrances. The company was valued at $50 million. She made a list of the 500 largest businesswomen in America.
Miglin was also an activist…she used her later years to help burn survivors by providing cosmetic services to those with facial disfigurement, and she frequently visits the trauma unit at the University of Illinois’ Craniofacial Center.
Chicago declared April 15 Marilyn Miglin Day to honor all the good deeds she has done for the city. The Raoul Wallenberg Children’s Day Hospital in Jerusalem named the Burns and Disfigurement Unit after her in June 1998… in recognition of her work with children.
Lee Miglinher husband, was the third murder victim of serial killer Andrew Cunanan in 1997… the man who went to kill him Gianni Versace. Miglin was found in their garage, his face covered with duct tape and wrapped in brown paper. I broke his ribs and cut his throat.
After the murder, investigators note that Cunanan sleeps in Lee’s bed, shaves himself, eats from his refrigerator… He eventually escapes home in the family car.
Meglin’s story was highlighted in the second season of “American Crime Story” with Marilyn Judith Light.
She left behind two adult children. She was 83 years old.