RIP Lee McQueen

On my way to the airport I was informed of the tragic news of Lee (Alexander) McQueen.

I’m actually shaking while typing this in disbelief.

Only one word sprang to mind…Why?

Why would someone so talented, creative and at the top of his game leave us in this tragic way?

Our thoughts and prays are with his family and those who loved him so dearly.

Statement from the Family of Lee McQueen

“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.”

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89 Responses to RIP Lee McQueen

  1. Lorraine February 11, 2010 at 18:45 #

    I’m honestly in complete shock about this. I had to re-read the headline on Google news about four times before it sank in 🙁

    So tragic for one so unbelievably talented to be gone so young.

    The world became a less colourful place today.


  2. T. February 11, 2010 at 18:45 #

    Surreal, like his designs.
    I’m shocked, he was so talented & creative…hope he’s in a better place now.

  3. wilwarin February 11, 2010 at 18:39 #

    i don’t believe it… RIP…

  4. nisha February 11, 2010 at 18:36 #

    R.I.P alexander mcqueen. so sad to here. a tragic loss in so many ways.thanks for posting

  5. Ashleeta February 11, 2010 at 18:34 #

    i am devastated!

  6. serapart February 11, 2010 at 18:23 #

    I´m still in shock …

  7. Little J February 11, 2010 at 18:20 #

    He was the reason I studied fashion design. He was so inspirational, a visionary. A legend in every sense of the word has left us. R.I.P

  8. Lexa February 11, 2010 at 18:19 #

    OMG! That’s so tragic!
    He was one of the greatest designers. Trully talented with great imagination. What a great loss to the fashion world! 🙁
    RIP Mr McQueen!

  9. sue February 11, 2010 at 18:07 #

    This loss is going to have an impact on the world of fashion in a major. May his soul rest in peace. An inspiration to all.

  10. Ally February 11, 2010 at 17:59 #

    It is so strange how someone you don’t even really know can touch your life that way. Of course I didn’t know him personally, but I have been so upset all morning about the loss of such a wonderfully talented man. I have been so looking forward to seeing his new collection and now it will be so bittersweet. But I am also sure that his influence on other designers (especially Christian Siriano) will live on.

  11. mol February 11, 2010 at 17:54 #

    More than just clothes, his was fashion as a whole conceptual package, fashion as performance art, as in his spring 2010 show where his models appear as hybrid human/animal beings, trapped under the eyes of the surveillance cameras rolling up and down the stage – he made your imagination swirl, every show left you transfixed…..a true artist and a sad sad loss, RIP.

  12. nicole February 11, 2010 at 17:35 #

    RIP so tragic. truly a loss to the fashion world.

  13. Amy February 11, 2010 at 17:29 #

    People find it so hard to believe that someone who is rich and successful can kill themselves. Just because you have fame etc doesn’t mean you are happy. Everyone has their own demons and sadly Alexander McQueen was one of those people.

    He is the best British designer out there. Simple as.

  14. kco8489 February 11, 2010 at 17:28 #

    I just hope that he is with his mother, in a better place. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

  15. Chiara February 11, 2010 at 17:27 #

    no words…it’s incredible…fashion has lost one of the biggest genius 🙁

  16. jamie lynn February 11, 2010 at 17:27 #

    oh how terrible! immediately so many people in the industry spring to mind that will be deeply affected by this. what a tragedy. i hope he is at peace. <3

  17. barbara February 11, 2010 at 17:24 #

    R.I.P… the loneliness of the genius once again.

  18. Elise February 11, 2010 at 17:18 #

    I’m shocked. He was one of my favorites designer.
    I can’t imagine the fashion world without him. I can’t realize that I will never see new collection from this amazing designer.
    I am so sad, we will mis him

  19. rosie February 11, 2010 at 17:15 #

    It saddens me to think he may not have known how adored, relevant and inspirational he was. RIP

    • Stuti February 11, 2010 at 18:14 #

      My thoughts exactly.

  20. shubby doo February 11, 2010 at 17:09 #

    I saw it on the BBC website about an hour ago and suddenly i screamed out ‘no’ loudly at work. shock doesnt cover this. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

    RIP Lee. your creative talent will be missed.

    Love Shubby Doo

  21. Stuti February 11, 2010 at 17:04 #

    He was so talented, so creative. Am in shock, truly. And this couldn’t have come at a worse time.

  22. Vera February 11, 2010 at 17:04 #

    I remember once being asked Alexander told his label would gone with him – he cannot imagine anyone as a creative designer of ‘Alexander McQueen’.

    Hope GUCCI group will respect him closing the business having released the Fall collection.

    So bad news…

  23. MEME February 11, 2010 at 17:04 #

    OMG…. OMG…. I can’t…. TODAY!!!!!!!!…… WHY!!!!!!!….. I was just talkin’ about him the other day….

  24. gasp February 11, 2010 at 17:00 #

    We will all miss him so much.. He was the reason why I’ve always dreamt St.Martin’s school.. He was a Genius.. I’m shocked..

  25. Palm LOpez February 11, 2010 at 17:00 #

    RIP 🙁 …!

  26. Shoshanna February 11, 2010 at 16:58 #

    Urgh, awful news!

  27. Swatky February 11, 2010 at 16:56 #

    RIP Lee… 🙁
    The world of fashion will indeed miss you… 🙁

  28. Alice[*] February 11, 2010 at 16:55 #

    It’s so sad,I can’t believe that we have lost a genius like him.

  29. Alena February 11, 2010 at 16:53 #

    This is surreal….

  30. Jenny February 11, 2010 at 16:50 #

    I was crying for about an hour after I found out. This is so sad 🙁

    R.I.P. Lee Alexander McQueen. I hope he is in a better place now.

  31. Mea February 11, 2010 at 16:50 #

    I have just read the news on my msn page and I’m shocked… My support goes to his family in this tragic time.

  32. Natasa February 11, 2010 at 16:50 #

    I am very regret, Alexander McQueen did such unusual collection, every collections was that new and fresh but now we have not see him new collection, I cry and cry.

  33. robbie February 11, 2010 at 16:47 #

    RIP to a seriously talented and creative man.

    he wasnt just a designer he was an artist, ever piece he created was a work of art. sadly this just goes to show you could be on the top of the world and seem happy but deep down your not. there is alot of conflicting reports but he lost his mum a week ago according to some newspapers so that might be to do with it.

    he was one of the greatest designers to grace the catwalk, not only in the UK but in the whole world.

    i hope they will still show his collection as a tribute to him.

    • Fashion Critic February 11, 2010 at 16:52 #

      I’m sure they will show his last collection

      • ber February 11, 2010 at 17:00 #

        That’s going to be an emotional showing.

  34. ACRYLIQUE February 11, 2010 at 16:45 #

    So sad. 🙁

  35. camila February 11, 2010 at 16:44 #

    totally in shock, what a shame. RIP MR. MCQUEEN

  36. Barbara February 11, 2010 at 16:43 #

    i still cant believe it.its just so…unbelievable that we´ll never gonna see his collection again..i know,its not just about fashion,its about life of genius,but for the fashion world its just…undescribable ..

  37. alyss February 11, 2010 at 16:43 #

    I refused to believe it when I first heard it.
    He has been my favourite designer since I was 13- so for almost six yers now- and you feel like you know the person behind these wondeful designs.
    I feel so sorry for his friends and family. RIP.

    • Fashion Critic February 11, 2010 at 16:45 #

      I refused too. I called about 5 different people to confirm

  38. Ivanna February 11, 2010 at 16:42 #

    I’m shocked and saddened such a brillant talent, I was just reading this on the daily mail, apparently he’s been having trouble coping since the loss of his mum last Tuesday! thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

  39. candice February 11, 2010 at 16:42 #

    i am in absolute shock as well…i can’t blv this is true. why? why? why?


  40. Grace February 11, 2010 at 16:41 #

    I read that his mother died just a few days ago.
    It’s still such a waste.
    He was a complete genius.
    R.I.P. AM

    • Fashion Critic February 11, 2010 at 16:46 #

      really? wow. even more tragic

      • Barbara February 11, 2010 at 16:49 #

        yes.i read that it was the reason why he kill himself…

        • SarahV February 11, 2010 at 17:06 #

          I read that too… Sad.

  41. Jess February 11, 2010 at 16:41 #

    I was very saddened to read of this news too. It is such a great loss, really immeasurable. I believe he had so much more to give. RIP

  42. Andrew Mackinnon February 11, 2010 at 16:38 #

    WHAT! Seriously! He was the best designer ever to come out of Britain! Even better than Vivienne Westwood!

    • mette February 11, 2010 at 18:24 #

      I agree! He was so great!!
      The world of fashion has lost a great designer today!

  43. mm February 11, 2010 at 16:36 #

    This is such sad news! He was so young and so talented. What a huge loss for us all. I just feel for his family and friends.

  44. TLVgirl February 11, 2010 at 16:35 #

    What A shock! my heart sank when I heard about this. Alexander Mcqueen was a great man and a true genius. He will be bitterly missed.
    Such a tragic loss.

  45. SarahV February 11, 2010 at 16:32 #

    I cried when I first found out… That is so… unbelievable.

  46. Sheena February 11, 2010 at 16:32 #

    RIP. He was so talented.

  47. K. February 11, 2010 at 16:30 #

    i juz couldn’t believe it is true…..

  48. lucas February 11, 2010 at 16:29 #


  49. ImanLover February 11, 2010 at 16:28 #

    Absolutely unbelievable.
    It is very sad that the World will no longer be wowed by his newest fashion inventions.
    He was nothing short of a genius.
    My heart goes out to his family and loved ones in this hard time.

    • keira February 11, 2010 at 17:20 #

      agree to 100 %
      RIP genius

    • Kathleen February 12, 2010 at 01:24 #

      My love and sympathy goes out to his family and friends. I hope he rests in peace.

  50. Greta February 11, 2010 at 16:26 #


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