Alexander McQueen committed suicide today, days after his mothers death. He was found in his flat and is believed to have hanged himself. It really is a sad thing, suicide. He always seemed like the tortured type too, but this I never expected, especially after such a great showing. McQueen will be missed.
Long considered an enfant terrible of fashion—a label he loathes and one which, at the age of 39, should no longer apply—McQueen has seemed at various times in his career to work through his demons, but he has never completely done so. Sometimes a dark current would wend through even his most glorious shows; other times, a season of pure romance might be followed abruptly by a brooding display of melancholia or outright anger. – Excerpt from W magazine’s profile on the designer.