Alexander McQueen Found Dead

British designer Alexander McQueen was found dead at his London home this morning. International media state that foul play was not involved and that he has taken his own life.

Reports are rife that his mother passed away a week ago and McQueen who was very close to her became depressed and that this was a large contributing factor to his suicide.

It’s such sad news and it comes right in the middle of the New York Fashion Week rocking the fashion industry. News spread fast at the NYFW and Vogue editor Anna Wintour fled partway through the BCBG runway show.

This statement has been issued on Alexander McQueens website:

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.

We mourn the death of a great designer today. Farewell Lee McQueen, the beauty of your work will be remembered.

Image / Harpers Bazaar

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