Edith was a holocaust survivor and fashion mogul as well as Josh’s best friend. He says on his Facebook page “At 6am this morning, Edith Flagg, my grandmother, passed away. As most of you know, she accomplished so much and shaped me into who I am today. She was my best friend, and my hero. I love you, grandma, and some day, I will see you again.”
According to TMZ:
Edith fled her native Austria at the age of 19 to escape the Nazis … eventually making it to the US in the 1940s, where she built her fortune in the fashion industry. She was a big supporter of the United Jewish Welfare Fund and The City of Hope. Edith famously brought polyester to America after finding the fabric in Switzerland. Disco is forever in her debt.
Josh told us … “My grandmother was a legend, not only in my eyes, but in the eyes of the countless people she helped and touched. Beverly Hills and LA have lost one of the great members of the community.”
Rest in peace Edith. Our condolences to all her friends, family, and fans.