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Inquest confirms Alexander McQueen hanged himself

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Latest update : 2010-02-18

An inquest has confirmed that British fashion designer, Alexander McQueen, found dead at his London home on 11th February aged 40, committed suicide by hanging himself.

AFP - British fashion designer Alexander McQueen hanged himself in a wardrobe after leaving a note, an inquest into his shock death last week heard on Wednesday.
   
McQueen, the former enfant terrible of the British fashion world who went on to global commercial success with his provocative designs, was found dead at his central London home last Thursday, aged 40.

   
The designer -- full name Lee Alexander McQueen -- died from asphyxiation and hanging at his home in London's upmarket Mayfair district, according to a post mortem.
   
The results of the post mortem were presented at Westminster Coroners' Court, as an inquest into his death was opened.
   
From a humble background, McQueen rose to become one of Britain's most lauded fashion designers.
   
A four-time winner of the British designer of the year award, he designed for Givenchy and was creative director of his own label which was bought out by Gucci.
   
Media reports said McQueen's mother Joyce died on February 2, and in a comment on his Twitter page days before his death he wrote that he had had an "awful week."
   

 

Date created : 2010-02-17

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