posted by: brianka in Alexander McQueen Shoes on February 11th, 2010
The homepage at the Alexander McQueen website is dark today, with only the following stark announcement to great visitors:
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 orderto come to terms with this terrible news and we hope the media will respect this.
At this time, his death appears to be a suicide and follows just days after his mother’s passing. Such a loss is devastating to those of us who have experienced it; words do not adequately describe the grief, shock and anger that you feel at the loss of a loved one. It is easy to feel unanchored and lost. It is a shame that he was unable to conquer whatever demons assailed him, and my sympathies go out to those who are closest to him who now have their own grief to bear.
McQueen’s death is also an incredible loss to the fashion world which was enriched by his extraordinary vision and talent.
Rest in Peace, Alexander McQueen. We will miss you and all the shoes you have brought into this world, including these heart shaped peep toe pumps.