Alexander McQueen, UK fashion designer, found dead

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Alexander McQueen, UK fashion designer, found dead

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One the UK's most influential fashion designers, Alexander McQueen, has been found dead at his London home.

The death of Mr McQueen, 40, is not being treated as suspicious, the Metropolitan Police said.

Reports that the four-time British designer of the year had taken his own life have not been confirmed.

His family are said to be "devastated" at the "tragic news", according to a statement which added that they shared "a sense of shock and grief".

In a message on his Twitter page on 3 February, Mr McQueen said his mother had passed away.

Mr McQueen won the distinction of being named British designer of the year four times between 1996 and 2003 and was also awarded the CBE.

'Shock and grief'

The London-born designer started his career as an apprentice in Savile Row with Anderson and Sheppard before going on to work for Gieves and Hawkes.

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Yeah I heard about this, very sad.

I don't have much time for fashion luvvies but AM was a nice bloke with it.
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Awful news, a true pioneer in the fashion world :(

Couldn't believe it when I heard.
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