Statement from Nordstrom
January 2, 2019
It is with deep sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Blake Nordstrom. Blake died in Seattle early this morning, January 2, 2019, at the age of 58. Executive leadership of Nordstrom will continue under company co-presidents Pete and Erik Nordstrom. We appreciate your respect for the privacy of the family during this difficult time.
“My heart goes out to the Nordstrom family and everyone at the company during this difficult time. Everyone who worked with Blake knew of his passion and deep commitment to employees, customers and the communities we serve. We are fortunate to have continued leadership from co-presidents Pete and Erik Nordstrom,” said Nordstrom chairman of the board Brad Smith.
January 12, 2019
On behalf of Nordstrom and our employees, we’d like to thank everyone who attended the community celebration and have reached out to offer their support and condolences following Blake’s passing. The outpouring of stories and memories have been heartwarming and a true testament to the legacy Blake leaves behind. He will be greatly missed. Executive leadership of Nordstrom will continue under company co-presidents Pete and Erik Nordstrom.
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