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His company, Alexander McQueen have issued a statement saying: "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." His death follows the death of his mother, Joyce, last week.

Alexander McQueen was a fashion genius, and a beautiful, tortured soul. No-one will ever be able to replace him in this world. The Paris shows will never be the same again. He was a light that should never have gone out. So many people will miss him, and I am one of them. Must stop crying. Now we've all got to remember all that was good about him as a man, and celebrate his work and spirit so his memory never dies. Below is the moment that, even though it is on YouTube, the beauty of of it partly translates. You'll see there is spontaneous applause about a minute in. By the end of the show a lot of people were in tears. I think seeing this may help you understand why that happened.

Autumn/Winter 2006 Alexander McQueen show starring Kate Moss as a hologram

Lee and Joyce McQueen

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