"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."
I found the news out at work today... was heartbroken then I got an email from an ex... like honestly he's one of the designers I grew up admiring... his designs, concepts, runway shows were innovative, dark, avant-garde thought-provoking, and controversial... From about 11/12 til early 20's I watch Style Network like people watch CNN... Always dreamed of going to Fashion Week in New York, Paris... Milan. I unlike most around my pre-teens could pronouce Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, Prada... watched runway shows, took notes... I even got to visit one of his stores while in Vegas, I was so in awe... like a kid in a candy store... I wanted to buy... but I did take of photo... not inside the store didn't wanna seem like a lame tourist. I'm truly saddened... and distraught anyone who feels they need to judge him for committing suicide... the man's mother passed away... it can be alot to handle when she means the world to you... my prayers are with his family & friends... whom I leave thoughts from and a video of a recent interview with CNN about his Fall '09 runway show, his infamous Fall '09 Men's Runway show... and an archive of his Fall show from '98... your provocative, awe-inspiring, ground-breaking runway shows and fashion will live on! Rest in peace, Lee Alexander McQueen!