Designer Alexander McQueen dies
The fashion designer Alexander McQueen has died, his company has said.
His office confirmed to the BBC that Mr McQueen, 40, was found dead at his London home this morning.
Paramedics called to his home pronounced him dead at the scene. Police said his death was not being treated as suspicious.
A statement said his family were “devastated” at the “tragic news”, and added that they shared “a sense of shock and grief”.
A former British Designer of the Year winner, Mr McQueen started his career as an apprentice in Savile Row, where he learned how to make jackets at Gieves and Hawkes.
Madonna wore his designs at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards, 2005 Vogue photo shoot etc.