Anita Roddick was the founder of the Body Shop which was the first shop to dare to be full of products which weren't tested on animals. Now many companies have followed her example due to the popularity of her business. Unfortunatley The Body Shop is now owned by L'Oreal and has lost a lot of its original fans, because none of their products are vegan any more.
She died yesterday evening at the age of 64 from a brain haemorrhage caused by the Hepititus C virus which she caught from a blood transfusion after the birth of her youngest daughter. For the full story click here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6988343.stm
For the Body Shop website click here: http://www.thebodyshop.co.uk