Alexander McQueen commits suicide

Alexander McQueen at his Spring 2010 show. Photography by Peter Stigter
Alexander McQueen at his Spring 2010 show. Photography by Peter Stigter

Alexander McQueen has committed suicide, according to a report by the Daily Mail. There are no details yet, but the office of the 40-year-old London designer has confirmed his death.

UPDATE: McQueen’s office has released the following 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.”

Alexander McQueen, UK fashion designer, found dead [BBC]

British fashion icon Alexander McQueen commits suicide
[Daily Mail, via The Cut]

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