According to the Daily Mail, Alexander McQueen was found dead in his London home today, the result of an apparent suicide.
According to BBC News, paramedics called to his home in Mayfair pronounced him dead at the scene. Police said his death was not being treated as suspicious. According to the Daily Mail the celebrated designer had been depressed since the death of his beloved mother Joyce on February 2nd.
A statement released by Alexander McQueen’s London office, referring to the designer by his given first name, Lee – read:
“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.”