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One of Britain's top fashion designers, Alexander McQueen was found dead from apparent suicide. McQueen, 40 was nicknamed "the hooligan of English fashion," with his close-cropped hair, Doc Marten boots and shocking designs, was named head designer at the staid Paris couture house Givenchy in 1996.
On the official Steve McQueen website, this message was posted:
"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 inapproriate 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 privasy in order to come to terms with this terrible news and we hope the media will respect this."
The Alexander McQueen fashion design house is part of the Gucci group of brands owned by French retailer and luxury goods group PPR.