Top English designer Alexander McQueen dies

Thursday February 11, 2010

Famed fashion designer Alexander McQueen has died at the age of 40.

His office have confirmed the sad news, saying: "It is a tragic loss. We are not making any comment at this time out of respect for the McQueen family."

It is being widely reported that the Londoner - born Lee Alexander McQueen - took his own life.

His death comes days before London Fashion Week kicks off, and shortly before he was due to unveil his latest collection in Paris on March 9.

In a statement, his family said they were all "devastated" by the "tragic news".

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