LONDON – British fashion designer Alexander McQueen has been found dead at his London home, his spokeswoman said. He was 40 years old.
Company spokeswoman Samantha Garrett said McQueen’s body was discovered Thursday morning but said she had no information “in terms of circumstances.”
Police did not directly comment when asked about how McQueen died, but said officers were called by the ambulance service at 10:20 a.m. (1020 GMT) to an address on Green Street, in central London, and found a 40-year-old man dead. They did not name him but said next of kin had been informed.
The force said a post-mortem would be conducted but that the death was not being treated as suspicious.
The Daily Mail on the other hand, claims that McQueen killed himself by hanging due to grief over the loss of his mother last Tuesday. Known for his modern, yet whimsical sense of pushing the envelope, his Spring 2010 line was like the land of fairy met planet Zulon. His fingerprint on fashion will be missed. Lee Alexander McQueen was a visionary designer.