Alexander McQueen RIP 1969 – 2010

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Alexander Mcqueens bodies was removed from his London home last night.  The news started flooding in around 5.30 last night. According to sky news, he had hung himself and the police are not treating the death as suspicious.

His family and friends are naturally devestated.  He was to meet his brother and sister today for his mothers funeral, who passed away 2nd February 2010.

Tributes have been pouring in through around the world from the all sorts of peopel in the arts industry and from those simply inspired by his creations.

His shops around the world have been closed til saturday and his website has the following statement:

  • 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.

No one can know what caused him to do this. Clearly throughout all his achievements, good times and bad – his mother was his rock.  A short time away from Fashion week and the launch of his Spring Collection. It’s terribly sad how shallow the arts world can be that the  strength of genuine friends can be so rare and cause double dosed sense of aloneness.

Zandra Rhodes made this statement of him :

“First of all it’s a tremendous shock, and more than anything it reveals to me the terrible pressures that anyone in the fashion world, even if they are spectacularly succesful, are under. The pressure is always there.

“I think I would put him up there with the top group of designers. He produced some extremely succesful shows.”

A spokesman for Dame Vivienne Westwood, the fashion designer, said she was “incredibly sorry” to hear the news.

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These were HIs final tweets on his twitter account.  The account has since been closed.

On February 3 at 11:46, he tweeted:

i’m letting my followers know the my mother passed away yesterday if it she had not me nor would you RIP mumxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

And then at 11:47:

but life must go on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tweets leading up to his mother’s death.

January 28 at 10:01 a.m. he posted:

Hells Angels + Prolific Demons……

February 1, 10:46 a.m.:

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

February 1, 10:52 a.m.:

why people ignore the ugly things in life but within this they are missing the beauty that lies under the rotten fruit!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 3, 2:21 p.m.:

La reine Margot

February 7, 12:38 p.m.:

sunday evening been a fucking awful week but my friends have been great but now i have to some how pull myself together and finish with the

February 7, 12:40 p.m.:

HELLS ANGLES & PROLIFIC DEAMONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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His truly beautiful & imaginative alternative designs that also created the image  ‘Lada Gaga’ will be extremely missed in the arts world.

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What a shame, I hope you are with your mother now.

RIP to you both.  Respectfully we mourn you.  With Love from FFRUK

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