Alexander McQueen Dead at 40, Apparent Suicide

Fashion designer found in apparent suicide
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2010 10:08 AM CST
Alexander McQueen Dead at 40, Apparent Suicide
British fashion designer Alexander McQueen waves after his Fall-Winter 2009-2010 ready-to-wear collection in Paris, Tuesday, March 10, 2009.   (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, 40, is dead of an apparent suicide just weeks before the unveiling of his Fashion Week show in Paris. He is believed to have been found hanged in his London apartment, the Mail reports. His Twitter feed, which has since been removed, included a post a few days ago referring to his "F-----g awful week," the Wall Street Journal reports.

McQueen's mother died Feb. 2, and a close friend who helped start his career committed suicide 3 years ago. A rep from Gucci Group, which owns McQueen's fashion house, confirms the designer's death.
(Read more Alexander McQueen stories.)

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