Alexander McQueen dies

Fashion designer had worked with David Bowie and Bjork

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Fashion designer Alexander McQueen has been found dead at his London home, it has been confirmed.

McQueen, 40, was pronounced dead by paramedics this morning (February 11), reports BBC News, though police are not treating the incident as suspicious. In a statement, his family called the news “tragic” and said that they were “devastated”.

McQueen was linked to a number of high-profile musicians through his work, and designed the cover of Bjork‘s 1997 album ‘Homogenic’. He also designed David Bowie‘s Union Jack coat, which was used prominently around the time he released ‘Earthling’ (1997).

In 2009, the Alexander McQueen For Target line saw him take inspiration from The Duke Spirit, while Lady Gaga‘s video for ‘Bad Romance’ featured the singer wearing a number of his designs.

McQueen‘s mother had passed away on February 2.

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