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Alexander McQueen Commits Suicide

Alexander McQueen Commits Suicide

British fashion designer Alexander McQueen has died, his company has said.

McQueen, 40, was found dead at his London home on Thursday morning (February 11). UK’s Daily Mail is reporting that McQueen committed suicide as he was found hanging in his apartment in the Green Park area.

A statement from his family was released: “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.”

This is a big blow to the fashion community as he truly was a revolutionary designer. Is it a coincidence that this happened at the start of NY Fashion Week? One of his contemporary lines, McQ, was set to be shown this afternoon. McQueen also was scheduled to show his new designer collection at Paris Fashion Week on March 9.

Our deepest condolences go out to McQueen‘s family and friends.

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93 Responses to “Alexander McQueen Commits Suicide”

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  1. 1
    sydie Says:

    OH MY GOD!
    HE WAS SUCH A GOOD DESIGNER R.I.P!
    I loved all of his work! This is terrible :(

  2. 2
    PALVASHA Says:

    oh goodness.

    people r never happy with what they have omg

    i wud sooooo wish to be able to hav chance to be fashion designer and this guy had it all and yet was not happy. shocking

  3. 3
    niki Says:

    sad. RIP
    loved him so much

  4. 4
    ca Says:

    @palvasha, his mom just recently died….

  5. 5
    boo Says:

    That is effing tragic. Really… He was a visionary

  6. 6
    Wendy Says:

    RIP, Alexander….

  7. 7
    Brenda Says:

    Horrible news.
    Such a talented man.
    RIP.

  8. 8
    maskedescapist Says:

    3rd. OMG :( I’m so sa

  9. 9
    Lisa2 Says:

    I must live under a rock because I have never heard of him? Did he make gowns or regular daily clothes?

  10. 10
    rollingstone Says:

    ohhhhhh my god.
    rest in peace you amazing man.

  11. 11
    Carol Says:

    I’m so shocked !
    He was such a good designer !

    R.I.P Alexander McQueen

  12. 12
    maddi Says:

    Oh no, he was so brilliant :( This is truly shocking, a huge loss for fashion.

  13. 13
    Mary Says:

    I am shocked. RIP.

  14. 14
    Marta Says:

    omg i’m totally shocked.So so sad.

  15. 15
    Dan Says:

    @Lisa2: well, yes u do live under a rock… he was such a good, talented and like Jared said Revolutionary designer… RIP to him.

  16. 16
    Vogue Says:

    That is a shock. A brilliant deigner. What a shame. A very sad loss. RIP.

  17. 17
    _ Says:

    Aww no so sad
    R.I.P

  18. 18
    vi_1004 Says:

    don’t think it was a suicide. i mean probably someone made it look like it.
    anyway he was FANTASTIC designer!
    RIP

  19. 19
    Saudia Says:

    I’m in serious shock. He’s an incredible designer. The fashion world lost one of the greats. RIP Mr. McQueen ..

  20. 20
    elin Says:

    What? No Way!!

  21. 21
    dani Says:

    Nothing like waking up to bad news like this. Wonderfully talented designer. RIP

  22. 22
    sweetie Says:

    How sad. :-(

  23. 23
    Shannon Says:

    This is such a big shocker! you never really know someone just becasue of the outside to think off all the beautiful clothes he made and was so sad on the inside.

  24. 24
    Atrium Says:

    OMG, Terrible

  25. 25
    kate Says:

    is so sad he was so talented

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