Thursday, February 11, 2010
British fashion icon Alexander McQueen commits suicide
British fashion designer Alexander McQueen has been found dead after taking his own life.
The 40-year-old committed suicide just days after the death of his mother, Joyce, last week.
His death also comes just three years after his close friend, Isabella Blow - who plucked him from obscurity and helped him become a star - killed herself.
McQueen, who was christened Lee but used his middle name for his label, was found at his luxury flat in Green Park, central London.
An ambulance was called to the address at 10.20am. It is believed he hanged himself.
"Plus I entertain bosses, at my Spanish-style, Lagerfeld furnished up fortress... but look at miss thing, in Alexander McQueen..." - Nas