Alexander McQueen Has Died At The Age of 40

Alexander McQueen 40 was found in his home this morning dead. 

 Three days ago McQueen’s mother and best friend died.  It is unknown whether this tragic event played a role in his death. 

 Three years prior to McQueen’s death his long time friend and mentor Isabella Blow took her life.   His 2008 spring collection was dedicated to Blow.

 Blow was a fashion Icon and writer who discovered Lee McQueen (McQueen’s real name) and bartered the deal between him and Gucci. 

 McQueen was known for his surrealist approach to haute couture and it quickly earned him legendary status along with four British designer of the year awards. 

After experiencing a double loss his family has not made any statements to the press but has left this comment at McQueen’s site:

 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.

McQueen will always be known as one of the few designers who have rapidly and successfully changed fashion. 

 

 

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