The Alexander McQueen website which normally showcases the fashion designers unique styles greets visitors with a somber message today:
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.
Police were called to the designer’s apartment at 10.20am this morning after he was found dead. This news comes just days after the death of his mother, which he expressed grief about on Twitter. Victoria Beckham made this statement today about McQueen’s death:
“Today, the fashion industry has lost a true great. An icon of all time. He made all he touched beautiful and will be desperately missed. My heart is very much with his family and friends at this very sad time.”
Our hearts go out to the McQueen family.