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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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  • sydie

    OH MY GOD!
    I loved all of his work! This is terrible :(


    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

  • niki

    sad. RIP
    loved him so much

  • ca

    @palvasha, his mom just recently died….

  • boo

    That is effing tragic. Really… He was a visionary

  • Wendy

    RIP, Alexander….

  • Brenda

    Horrible news.
    Such a talented man.

  • maskedescapist

    3rd. OMG :( I’m so sa

  • Lisa2

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

  • rollingstone

    ohhhhhh my god.
    rest in peace you amazing man.

  • Carol

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

    R.I.P Alexander McQueen

  • maddi

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

  • Mary

    I am shocked. RIP.

  • Marta

    omg i’m totally shocked.So so sad.

  • Dan

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

  • Vogue

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

  • _

    Aww no so sad

  • vi_1004

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

  • Saudia

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

  • elin

    What? No Way!!

  • dani

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

  • sweetie

    How sad. :-(

  • Shannon

    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.

  • Atrium

    OMG, Terrible

  • kate

    is so sad he was so talented


    He was a truly creative individual with a visionary perspective in fashion. He will be sorely missed.

  • LolaSvelt

    Terrible news! :(

  • Cristina


  • Jen

    R.I.P! He was a true talent in the fashion world. I absolutely adored his plaid dresses, what a cool way to inject some Scottish pride into fashion!
    I would caution people not to necessarily believe what the Daily Mail is reporting. They’re a tabloid and have been known to make up and embelish stories. I don’t think at this time it’s certain whether it was a suicide or something else.
    R.I.P. Alexander McQueen, your designs will be missed!

  • Violet

    What a HUGE loss!! So so sad! his designs were amazing and his collections stunning. RIP :(

  • LL

    neither…his designs were revolutionary, different, and outrageously beautiful.
    not all designers make gowns or day clothes. look him up.

  • moremo
  • Lisa2


    Dan, I looked him up on the internet. His designs were futuristic and interesting. I watched some of the videos of his last runway collection. The colors were very vibrant. I bet he could make some pretty interesing costumes. Lady Gaga was probably his best customer! The shoes were wild too! I want to say I saw them on Victoria Beckham?

  • Polina

    it’s so sad and shocking… he was amazing, a real genius, and he will always stay among my favourites…. RIP Alexander McQueen.

  • Jen


    He was a great designer, so innovative

  • Brenda

    Why are you saying that?

  • anna

    omg! soo sad! he killed himself because his mother died..didn’t he?

  • Jayckson Lucy

    WHATTTTTTTTT?! This just cannot be true, I cant believe it. He was besides Rodarte my favourite fashion designer. God, I am just….speechless, I feel like I am slapped in my face.
    Rest In Peace. The world is a little darker without you.

  • kolaO

    honestly shocked.. RIP, Mr. McQueen.

  • Lisa2


    LL, I looked up his name on Just Jared and saw that many stars wore dresses or pieces of his work. Sandra Bullock at the SAG awards in her black with blue around the collar. Also Cameron Diaz wore red dress at the Golden Globes, but I didn’t care for it as much on her since it was red and she looked too pale, plus it was low cut in the front and I didn’t think her body shape was right for the dress. Not a bad dress, just not liking it on her is all.

    Anyway, he did have a creative mind when it came to fashion.

  • daylight dancer

    Loved his designs.

    Such a pity, RIP.

    I really wish this wasn’t true

  • Piper

    i am more shocked than should be given the fact that i am so far removed from his world and only know of his work. regardless, i know him to be a genuine talent and a surprisingly humble and private person in an industry that’s all about pride and conceit.


  • roronutz

    this is soooooooooooo sad man suicide is not a solution.
    R.I.P ALEX you was a fab designer

  • Bmine


  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    ..i wish people would stop saying “oh my god” as if they’re hurt. by tomorrow not a single person who posted on this thread will even remember this. and i’m sure not a chick on here own a single article of his clothing. ahahahahahahaha..

  • Tim

    No please God, just no. :(


  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    .. i’ll be at a show later today with a huge smile on my face.

  • Judy

    Such a loss, horrible :(
    Suicide makes it even worse.
    May he rest in peace!

  • rhonda

    I’m just in shock! so sad. RIP and much sympathy to his family

  • Kat

    I’m shocked and sad. His past spring collection was a work of art and I was anticipating to see what he would do this season. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. Such a terrible loss.