Thursday, February 11, 2010


LONDON (AFP) – Flamboyant fashion designer Alexander McQueen was found dead at his London home after apparently committing suicide barely a week after his mother died, police and reports said.

Emergency services were called to the 40-year-old's home in central London Thursday and he was pronounced dead at the scene, while Scotland Yard said the death was not being treated as suspicious. Reports said he had hanged himself.

A spokeswoman for the bad boy of British fashion, who rapidly built an international reputation for his outrageous creations, said: "Mr McQueen was found dead this morning 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," said a statement on his label's website.

McQueen, a four-time winner of the British designer of the year award, was creative director of his own label which was bought out by Gucci and was one of Britain's most lauded fashion designers.

His death came days before London fashion week, and ahead of Paris fashion week next month.Related article:Fashion world mourns outlandish 'genius' of McQueen

XYGZ : we will miss u . u really were one of the best .... McQueen is DEAD . but now people will take a closer look at your body of work and soon everyone will realise how great u were and what a genius we lost . RIP

bet these are gonna resell for a pretty penny .......

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