Thursday, February 11
I was very very sad today to hear the news of the passing of Alexander McQueen, he was truely one of the most gifted designers and visionaries of the past 20 years and I will miss his wonderful imagination and the inspiration he provided.
The 40-year-old, who was born Lee Alexander McQueen, was reportedly found hanged in his luxury flat in London's Green Park just days after his mother Joyce died.
A statement from his company, Alexander McQueen, 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.
"He leaves the fashion world with an unfillable void."
His tragic death comes days before London Fashion Week and a month before he was due to showcase his new designs at Paris Fashion Week.
RIP Alexander McQueen.