Fashion leader Alden Clanahan dies

Alden Clanahan, right

We just learned of the passing Alden Clanahan, an executive with Dallas Market Center and a frequent patron of social functions in Dallas; he was also a DIFFA volunteer.

According to Clanahan’s friend and next door neighbor, Michael A. Smith, Clanahan failed to show up at work several days ago and did not answer calls. Earlier today, police were dispatched and entered his apartment and found him dead. “His dog Bella was at his side,” Smith said.

His colleague Rawlins Gilliland, who worked with Clanahan when he was at Neiman Marcus, mourned Clanahan on his Facebook page. When Gilliland did his experimental fundraising marathon on KERA last fall, Clanahan was one of his guest hosts. “It’s too much to say goodbye,” Gilliland wrote.

No other details were available.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones