• Alexander McQueen found dead in his home

    Fashion designer Alexander McQueen has been found dead in his home this morning. He was 40 years old.

    Alexander McQueen, born Lee McQueen in 1969, began his fashion career at 16 as an apprentice in Savile Row tailors Anderson and Shepherd. After working at Koji Tatsuno and Romeo Gigli, McQueen took over from John Galiano as Givenchy's head designer where he stayed until 2001. McQueen's first fragrance, Kingdom, was launched in 2003, followed by MyQueen in 2005.

    A statement from his company said: "On behalf of Lee McQueen's family, Alexander McQueen today announces the tragic news that Lee McQueen, the founder and designer of the Alexander McQueen brand, has been found dead at his home. At this stage it is inappropriate to comment on this tragic news beyond saying that we are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief with Lee's family. Lee's family has asked for privacy in order to come to terms with this terrible news and we hope the media will respect this."

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    1. Habanitta's Avatar
      Habanitta -
      rip
    1. darlingbuds's Avatar
      darlingbuds -
    1. illyria's Avatar
      illyria -
      Oh, how sad....

      RIP.
    1. Sorcery of Scent's Avatar
      Sorcery of Scent -
      Terribly sad news! Shocking in fact.
    1. Kevin Guyer's Avatar
      Kevin Guyer -
      Absolutely devastating news. It seems to have been a suicide. He had so much going for him, what happened?
    1. moreda's Avatar
      moreda -
      Shocking!
      one of the best modern designers .
      may he rest in peace!
    1. Pour_Monsieur's Avatar
      Pour_Monsieur -
      A tragedy
    1. PawelL's Avatar
      PawelL -
      Rest In Peace, Alexander
    1. Candy Perfume Boy's Avatar
      Candy Perfume Boy -
      I am completely shocked, Alexander McQueen was THE best British Designer and one of the very best in the world. It is sad to think that he is no longer with us.
    1. Descartes's Avatar
      Descartes -
      .............
    1. Kevin Guyer's Avatar
      Kevin Guyer -
      It's hard to grasp such a final decision as suicide.
    1. Eva Pasco's Avatar
      Eva Pasco -
      May Alexander McQueen rest in peace; may his legendary fragrances live on as a tribute to his creativity.
    1. the_good_life's Avatar
      the_good_life -
      A troubled, brilliant mind. I think he never did get over the suicide of Isabella Blow. Now his mum. Sad this was the only way for him to find peace.
    1. Nymphaea's Avatar
      Nymphaea -
      Oh, this is sad news....it is immensely tragic to hear about someone talented and young being engulfed in so much depression that they would actually kill themselves. How could this happen?
    1. distortech's Avatar
      distortech -
      I am very sad to hear this. :-(
    1. asingleman's Avatar
      asingleman -
      terrible terrible tragedy... I'm just stunned...
    1. dmitri99's Avatar
      dmitri99 -
      i'm sorry, i'm in the us, how do we know it was a suicide?
    1. sophywt's Avatar
      sophywt -
      Quote Originally Posted by dmitri99 View Post
      i'm sorry, i'm in the us, how do we know it was a suicide?
      dmitri99: see the bbc link here http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8511115.stm
      I think the police believe it's suicide so far.

      Anyway, it's a tragic news to all of us
    1. maia4u's Avatar
      maia4u -
      Such a drama .RIP .
    1. dmitri99's Avatar
      dmitri99 -
      thanks sophywt. he was a very talented guy.