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Friday, February 12, 2010

R.I.P Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen
17 March 1969 - 11 February 2010

Another great loss from the fashion industry. The tragic death of Alexander McQueen has been a shock to all of us. The English fashion designer was found dead in his London home. He was 40 years old.

Alexander McQueen's body discovered in his London home is carried into a private ambulance.

It is only days before London Fashion Week when this tragic event happens. Paramedics pronounce McQueen's death at the scene. He is believed to have committed suicide. A statement released from his office on 11 February 2010, referring to the designer by his given first name, Lee.

 A statement released from his office on his website.

On February 3, Alexander McQueen wrote on his Twitter page:
"I'm letting my followers know my mother passed away yesterday if it she had not me nor would you RIP mumxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx..."
Moment later, he added:
"But life must go on!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Four days after, on February 7, he wrote:
"Sunday evening been a ****ing awful week but my friends have been great but now i have to some how pull myself together."
Though distraught by his mother's death, on February 9 at 7.07 am, he sent out a birthday wish to a friend:
"im here with my girl annie tinkerbell wishing kerry the slag, happy birthday in NY, your 40 now girl time to slow it down we think."
McQueen's final tweet on 9 February 2010.

Back on February 1st, there was also a hint that he was having troubles before his mother died, he wrote:
"From heaven to hell and back again, life is a funny thing. beauty can come from the most strangest of places even the most disgusting places."

In 2004 his mother had interviewed him for a newspaper and asked him: "What is your most terrifying fear?", to which he replied: "Dying before you." She said: "Thank you, son."

There are still no apparent reason behind him taking his own life though there is a speculation that he used to have a very close relationship with his mother, that her death had caused him in an extremely depressed situation.

Alexander McQueen and his mother, Joyce, in 2001.

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