Alexander McQueen (known as Lee) was found dead in his London apartment yesterday, just a week before the opening of London fashion week. Following his mother’s death on February 2nd, he had sent out several desperate sounding tweets via his Twitter page, and thus the cause of death is assumed to be suicide. He had also recently undergone the breakup of a relationship and it was believed he was very affected by the suicide of his mentor, Isabella Blow, calling it, “The most important thing he had learnt in fashion”.
For the fashion world to lose such a huge talent so young is incredibly tragic. Alexander McQueen shops around the world have been closed, and his family have issued a statement asking that the media leave them alone in their time of grief. His death will be mourned by the fashion world.