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Breaking: Designer Alexander McQueen found dead

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Fashion designer Alexander McQueen, 40, has been found dead in his home in London.

His press representatives at KCD Worldwide told All the Rage that the cause of death was suicide.  

[FOR THE RECORD, 8:09 a.m.: An earlier headline on this post said McQueen had committed suicide. Authorities have not released an official cause of death.]

The following press release was issued:

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 inappropriate 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 privacy in order to come to terms with this terrible news and we hope the media will respect this.

-- Adam Tschorn

Photo: Fashion designer Alexander McQueen walks down the catwalk after his ready-to-wear fall/winter 2009 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on March 10, 2009. McQueen was found dead in his London home earlier today. Credit: Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images.

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