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Renowned California hairstylist found stabbed to death

WOOSLAND HILLS, Calif. — A well-known hairstylist was found stabbed to death Monday afternoon on the back patio of his California home, reports CBS Los Angeles.

Fabio Sementilli’s wife and daughter discovered his body around 5 p.m., according to police. The 49-year-old had been stabbed several times in the face, neck and upper body, police said.

Investigators say two men broke into Sementilli’s home and drove off in his black 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera with paper plates.

Sementilli was Vice President of Education for Wella, a German hair-care company. He was nicknamed “big daddy” and was passionate about mentoring others in the hair styling industry.

Wella Education posted on Facebook: “Our hearts are broken. He will be sorely missed.”

At Sementilli’s home on Tuesday, he was praised by Eden Sassoon, the daughter of another industry icon, Vidal Sassoon, and star of the Bravo reality show Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills.

“A man that truly cared. Excuse my French, he gave a [expletive]. It made a difference,” said Sassoon, who called Sementilli a mentor and friend, in an interview with CBS Los Angeles.

“I don’t know when and if in (Sementilli’s family’s) lifetime those shoes can be filled. He really stood out. When you say his name, you smile,” Sassoon said.

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