October 28, 2016  

Designer Alexander McQueen Found Dead

February 12, 2010 (2:11 am) GMT
A week before his London Fashion Week is set to be started, designer Alexander McQueen has been found dead on February 11 at his home in London.

Celebrated fashion designer Alexander McQueen has been found dead at his London home, after allegedly taking his own life - just a week after his mother passed away. Representatives for the 40-year-old, real name Lee McQueen, have confirmed the star's body was found at the property early on Thursday, February 11.

His death comes just days before London Fashion Week kicks off on February 19 and weeks before he was set to unveil his latest collection in Paris, France in March. A statement from McQueen's fashion house reads, "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."

Born in the East End of London, the designer started out making suits for bespoke tailors on Saville Row, before studying at the acclaimed Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, where he was discovered by late fashion journalist Isabella Blow.

He went on to be appointed head designer at Givency and wining the British designer of the year award four times between 1996 and 2003. He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2003.

More Alexander McQueen News


  1. Iggy Azalea's Former Fiance Nick Young Welcomes Baby No. 2 With His Other Ex
  2. Felicity Jones Leads the Rebel Alliance in New 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Pic
  3. Is Mariah Carey's 'Close Relationship' With a Male Dancer to Blame for James Packer Split?
  4. Charli XCX Releases 'After the Afterparty' Feat. Lil Yachty
  5. Calvin Harris Flirts With Halsey on Twitter
  6. Kanye West Plays Birthday Video for Kim and Gives Her Shout-Out During 'Saint Pablo' Show
  7. Get Your First Look at Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie on 'Thor: Ragnarok' Set
  8. Madonna Lets Photographer Grab Her Crotch During Party. See the Pics!