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Designer Alexander McQueen Dies

2/11/2010 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

International fashion designer Alexander McQueen was found dead in his London home this morning, this according to a spokesperson for his company.

Alexander McQueen
There are reports claiming McQueen took his own life -- but so far, an official cause of death has not been released.

The UK media organization, Sky News, is reporting that McQueen was found hanged in his apartment. Sky News also reports that local police have said the death would not be "treated as suspicious."

The 40-year-old designer often designed outfits for Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Prince Charles.

A rep from McQueen's office just released a statement saying, "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 [McQueen's] family."


 Alexander McQueen

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46.

moveover    

His mother died last week. So, at 40 yrs old, he couldn't stand the thought of going on without his Mommy? Okayyyyy, sorry, but that's a little weird.

1660 days ago
47.

mia    

I am SO sad! :-(

1660 days ago
48.

mia    

To those of you who are criticizing the late McQueen ... you need to understand that YOU are pathetic for writing such uncaring and hypercritical posts. YOU have a problem. YOU should take a good look at yourselves and figure out why you are sociopaths lacking any empathy. If you can't do it on your own, there are plenty of psychiatrists and psychologists available to help you. Life is much better when you can feel sorry for someone else.

1660 days ago
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tsk tsk    

Thanks for your judgement Dr. T.

If you read the comment (mine in particular) I feel sorry for his family. Sorry for him? Sure I am sorry he couldnt deal with reality and took an easy route out to make even more people suffer with his selfish choices because his almighty dollar couldnt fix this problem.

He should of used some of that money for his own counseling.

1660 days ago
50.

Bren    

tsk tsk: you obviously have never been depressed before. Depression leaves a person feeling hopeless of ever getting better, so it is hard for them to go get the help they need. A person who has depression is suffering, and it is normal for a person to want to end their suffering. Unfortunately they just go about it the wrong way, because they don't see any other way. It isn't that they are selfish, it is just that they have so much going on in their heads that they can't think of anything else but end their suffering. I wouldn't exactly think that facing death is an easy route.

People need to understand what depression is...it isn't just feeling bad or sad, and a person can't just snap out of it. Take some time to read about it.

1660 days ago
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tsk tsk    

Your right it is normal for people to want suffering to end. It ISNT normal for people to kill themselves because something goes awry in their life instead of reaching out for help in such a despondent state.

Again, I am sorry for his moms passing and his hurt because I to have lost my own mother and know of the sadness that follows but, suicide is a permanent end to a temporary problem/issue or hill to climb.

There is way to much help out there for EVERYONE with any problems and this was completely unnecessary and a complete waste of a persons life. Now more hurt follows and even more people are affected by his mothers passing.

You cant justify a suicide to me or anyone else. If you feel you can then you may want to rethink your comments.


1660 days ago
52.

RDMJ20    

Wow this is some crazy news, I have a few suits from his label. R.I.P.

1660 days ago
53.

adonna    

"The 40-year-old designer often designed outfits for Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Prince Charles."

Prince Charles must be thrilled to be lumped in with these 2.

1660 days ago
54.

mia    

Queen Victoria, thank you for making me laugh a little bit. :-)

My absolute favorite McQueen collection: men's RTW fall 2009. The return of men who look like men.

1660 days ago
55.

skipabeat    

momlogic, what is that? Never heard of you guys T.M.Z. RULES!!!!!!

1655 days ago
56.

skipabeat    

14 what the heck are you saying? L.O.V.E.

1655 days ago
57.

skipabeat    

35. Lady Gaga and her clothes are awesome!!!! She puts as much thought into her clothes as she does her songs... When she writes a song she thinks of what clothes would be best suitable... Now that is genius.. You could never do that one!!! L.O.V.E.

1655 days ago
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skipabeat    

I love Mickey Mouse.. I love Peter Pan.. I love our joker and I love BOO! L.O.V.E.

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