Thursday, February 11, 2010

Alexander McQueen Found Dead

I was shocked upon reading the news this morning: Alexander McQueen found dead, the result of an apparent suicide. This gifted man was a mere 40 years old. It's so sad, and even more tragic were the circumstances through which he left us.

Reports are saying that his mother died a few days ago, which may be the reason for his angst. The Daily Mail so far seems to have the best article describing the turn of events taking place in McQueen's native England.
Today his second line, McQ, was to be presented at New York Fashion Week. The show has understandably been cancelled.

I think everyone has been touched by suicide in some way. It makes it that much more hard to deal with for those left behind. Suicide is never the answer. There is nothing wrong with getting help if you are suffering. No matter how bad things seem, there is always tomorrow.



Photos courtesy of: The Huffington Post and Reuters

12 comments:

Melanie's Randomness said...

I can't believe it. His name is everywhere!! He's one of the designers I can instantly recognize his work. I'm shocked. Woa. Rip.

Megan Cassidy said...

I'm sooo sad!!!! It's such a tragic loss for the fashion world!

Sweety P said...

I'm so sad to hear this.

Cafe Fashionista said...

I am still in shock. McQueen was a genius; there is a horrible gap in the world of fashion now that he is gone. He will forever be missed. Truly, what a tragic way to kick off New York Fashion Week. RIP. :(

LenkaLovee said...

that's horrible!
i couldn't believe it when i saw a twitter post on this! wow! so sad. may he rest in peace...
i agree with you..suicide is never the answer...
PS: i do like that first photo though. a lot! :)

Viva La Fashion said...

he will be missed.

The Socialite said...

this is so tragic. He had so much talent! :(

Shriram INC. said...

may god give peace to the departed soul!!

Fashion Court said...

i was so upset when i found out about this yesterday. i own absolutely nothing by him but i was always impressed by his work. the fashion world truly lost one of its best.

Lovely Scribbles said...

So, so tragic. :( Suicide has such far reaching effects and is always all the more difficult for loved ones to understand. You did an excellent job concluding this post.

Blessings,

Nikki

Tina~ said...

I was so upset when I heard about his death...McQueen is truly an amazing designer and I was greatly looking forward to buying many of his designs in the future! :(

biotechnology said...

He was wonderful and creative designer, that's such a loss!