Revered fashion designer Alexander McQueen was found dead Thursday in his London home. It is reported he hanged himself. He was 40 years old.
The cutting edge designer was most famous for his trend-setting designs worn by the entertainment world's elite like Lady GaGa, Kate Moss, Madonna and Naomi Campbell. His death comes as a shock to many in the fashion industry but details have recently surfaced as to what prompted the designer's suicide.
McQueen recently revealed to Harper's Bazaar Australia that a lover, whose name he got tattooed on his arm, left him, saying, "(He was) a bastard who went back to Australia and I was left looking at his name."
McQueen's death also fell on the eve of his mother Joyce's funeral. She died less than a week before her son's suicide.
McQueen's spring collection was to show at Paris Fashion Week March 9.