The famous British fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen was found dead today after an apparent suicide. He was 40 years old.
Alexander McQueen won the British Designer of the Year award at the British Fashion Awards four times, and he is also the youngest ever to win it. He also earned a CBE, an order of recognition by the British Empire.
Alexander McQueen had suffered some hard personal losses recently before his own death. His close friend and fellow designer Isabella Blow committed suicide in 2007. To his chagrin, much of the media portrayed the tragedy as a result of a rift between the two, or perhaps of McQueen's "under-appreciation" of Blow. And just a week and a half ago McQueen's mother passed away.
Rest in peace, Alexander McQueen. Suicide is such a tragedy.