Quoted from Mediatakeout.com-
"MediaTakeOut.com just learned that people close to British designer Alexander McQueen have CONFIRMED that he committed SUICIDE. Here is the official statement:
Mr McQueen was found dead this morning at his home. We're devastated and I hope you understand that out of respect to his family and his colleagues we're not going to be making any further statement.
This occurs just DAYS before he was to have his work showcased at New York's Fashion Week and just a few WEEKS before his hometown of London's Fashion week.
It's not clear WHY he killed himself, but British newspaper The Daily Mail has some theories. Here's an excerpt from their report:
Posts on his Twitter page reveal he had been battling with grief after his mother died last Tuesday.
On February 3rd, he wrote: 'I'm letting my followers know the my mother passed away yesterday if it she had not me nor would you RIP mumxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx...
Moments later, he added: 'But life must go on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'
Then on Sunday, he said: 'Sunday evening been a ****ing awful week but my friends have been great but now i have to some how pull myself together and finish with the HELLS ANGLES & PROLIFIC DEAMONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'
He appeared to have recovered slightly by this week. His final message, posted on Tuesday, said: 'I'm here with my girl annie tinkerbell wishing kerry the ****,happy birthday in NY, your 40 now girl time to slow it down we think.'
However, posts before his mother died also hint that he was having troubles. On February 1st, he wrote: 'From heaven to hell and back again, life is a funny thing. beauty can come from the most strangest of places even the most disgusting places.'
Within minutes of the Mail breaking the news of his death this afternoon, Twitter was awash with thousands of stunned posts."