The British designer, whose wild creations rocketed him to the top of the fashion world, died days before the start of London Fashion Week and ahead of Paris Fashion Week, where he was set to unveil his new collection on March 9.
A statement released by his office — referring to the designer by his given first name, Lee — read: “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.”
*Source | Reuters