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Coroner: Alexander McQueen Hanged Himself

2/17/2010 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The coroner who inspected the body of Alexander McQueen claims the international fashion designer hanged himself in his closet last week -- and cops have labeled the death as "non-suspicious."

According to London officials, McQueen also left a suicide note -- but the contents of the note have not been released. Officials say the note is "being looked at by police."

McQueen's body was discovered in his London apartment last Thursday.

The coroner claims a full post-mortem report will be completed by April.


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Such a sad ending for such a talented man. Suicide is always sad because you never know, tomorrow might have been the day you fixed what was ailing you. God Bless you and your family.

1678 days ago


Hm. Yeah I think the right annunciation would be Hung. Since it's past tense. Not hanged. :] Nice one TMZ.

1678 days ago


What a waste!! Possibly over a lover's quarrel or break up? Who knows! And with all his money, too bad he didn't seek help.

1678 days ago

Jerry Martin    

It's actually hanged.

1678 days ago

London not England    

So you're saying that in actuality he's Pretty "HUNG"?!?!?!?!?!

1678 days ago

Better Than You    

It's the "McQueen curse"!

First Steve McQueen died at an early age.

Then, Owen Wilson (AKA Lightning McQueen) attempts suicide. (Thankfully survives.)

Finally Alexander McQueen.

1678 days ago


you mean hung-himself not hanged himself. Geeshh, do you people believe in spellcheck? Be cool stay in school!

1678 days ago


why would a rich person hang himself? Did they find him naked too? If so maybe he was into what David Carradine was into. But what is strange to me is, why hang yourself in a closet? hmmmmm! Maybe someone hung him and made it look like a suicide. It's strange to me how supposedly these famous rich people are "hanging themselves in closets" I doesn't make any sense to me....

1678 days ago

Linda Lovelest    

It is hanged.

**** RIP Lee ****
Once again in the loving arms of your Mother.

1678 days ago

London not England    

Now, doesn't he know from BEETLEJUICE that NOW he'll be a Civil servant for eternity....?!?!?!?1?1

1678 days ago


Why in hell does it take till April to finish a post-mortem on a hanging? He asphyxiated. End of story. I can see checking for drugs to see if that's connected to his wanting to commit suicide, but Anna Nicole's didn't take THAT long to complete!

1678 days ago


Thousands upon thousands of people died the same day that McQueen did, and most of them didn't WANT to die. So why are we only hearing about McQueen? Oh yeah, he made clothes. Big whoop.

1678 days ago

J C    

Do they know what kind of psychiatric meds he was taking?Perhaps that was a factor.
People with emotional disorders are using them as band aids instead of really processing the pain and psych meds can be very dangerous.

1678 days ago


It is Hanged. I love stupid people that pretend to be smart.

1678 days ago


It is 'hanged', not hung. People are hanged, laundry is hung. The English language is stupid, but that is actually the correct term. I teach English, so eat it.

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