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11 Feb 2010 17:58
British fashion designer Alexander McQueen (40) was found dead at his London home on Thursday, after apparently committing suicide, police and reports said on Thursday.
Emergency services were called to his home in central London, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. A Scotland Yard spokesperson said the death was not being treated as suspicious.
“We were called to an address at 10:20am this morning by the ambulance service after reports of a man found dead,” the spokesperson said.
“He is believed to be 40-years-old.
“The death is being treated as non-suspicious.”
A spokesperson for the designer, known for his outrageous fashion creations, said: “Mr McQueen was found dead this morning at his home.
“We’re devastated and I hope you understand that out of respect to his family and his colleagues we’re not going to be making any further statement,” she added.
Born in London’s East End into a working class family—his father was a taxi driver—McQueen rose to fame after graduating from London’s celebrated St Martin’s College of Art and Design in
McQueen, a four-time winner of the British designer of the year award, was creative director of his own label which was majority-owned by Gucci and was one of Britain’s most lauded fashion designers. - AFP
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