Celebrity fashion designer, Alexander McQueen was found dead at his London home on Thursday.
He had dressed fashionistas such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and basically everyone in the Hollywood and fashion scene!
UK’s Daily Mail is reporting that the celebrated fashion designer had commited suicide and that his body was found hanging in his apartment in the Green Park area.
His family released an official statement: “Alexander McQueen today annouces 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.”
Some of his celebrity friends, took to Twitter to share their grief.
Kim Kardashian: I just found out Alexander McQueen died! I’m in shock! So sad! I’m wearing one of his dresses now! He was such a talented designer”
Tyra Banks: RIP Alexander McQueen. so so sad. such a huge loss. He was one of my favourite designers. He will be missed.
One of McQueen’s contemporary lines, McQ, was set to be featured at the start of NY Fashion Week today. He was also scheduled to debut his new collection at the March Paris Fashion Week.