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British fashion designer extraordinaire and show man, Alexander McQueen was found dead this morning around 10:00 am at his Mayfair flat in Green Street. He was only 40. Reports are that he took his life with one news source claiming he hanged himself, although nothing has been officially confirmed.
His twitter page has now been taken down but he twittered the death of his mother the day after, on the 3rd of this month. The tones of his tweets changed after her death with a couple of cryptic messages.
On the 3rd February he twitted :
but life must go on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 11:47 AM Feb 3rd from web
Another one read : sunday evening been a fucking awful week but my friends have been great but now i have to some how pull myself together and finish with the 12:38 PM Feb 7th from web
His last tweet was on the 7th and read: im here with my girl annie tinkerbell wishing kerry the slag ,happy birthday in NY ,your 40 now girl time to slow it down we think. about 5 hours ago from web
McQueen was born in East London and went to Rokeby Comprehensive in Stratford later beginning an apprenticeship in Saville Row. He was due to unveil his new collection at Fashion Week in Paris on the 9th of March. His fashion show in New York tonight has been cancelled.
Sky News was outside his home this afternoon when the gurney was taken in and brought out his body a short while later. A police car followed the private ambulance as did a Sky News helicopter to where ever the autopsy will be performed.
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