Friday, February 12, 2010

Designer Alexander McQueen found dead

British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, whose creations adorned such celebrities as Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna and Lady Gaga and was known for his flamboyant and sometimes outrageous styles, has been found dead in his London apartment, an apparent suicide. He was 40 years old.

His company's communications director, Samantha Garrett, said that McQueen’s body was found Thursday morning, days after he posted anguished online remarks about the death of his mother.

“We don’t have any information in terms of circumstances,” she told The Associated Press.

In a statement about the incident, Scotland Yard said, “We were called to an address at 10:20 a.m. this morning by the ambulance service after reports of a man found dead ... next of kin have been informed. The death is being treated as non-suspicious.”

Additional details surrounding McQueen’s death have not yet been released, but the UK Daily Mail is reporting that he hanged himself.

via: msnbc.

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