Thursday, 11 February 2010
Breaking News: Alexander McQueen Dies
Designer Alexander McQueen has been discovered dead at his home this morning after reports that he had committed suicide at the age of 40.
The company said in a statement: “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.”
This comes days before the start of London Fashion Week, and weeks before he was due to unveil his new collection at Paris Fashion Week on March 9th.
This is a huge shock to the fashion industry. He had achieved so much and still had much more to give having picked up numerous awards including a CBE, as well as being named International Designer of the Year at the Council of Fashion Designer Awards.
My thoughts are with his family and friends.