Coroner tells inquest Alexander McQueen hanged himself, left a suicide note

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Tbd-alexandermcqueen021810 A British coroner told a London inquest on Wednesday that fashion designer Alexander McQueen did, in fact, commit suicide in his home last Thursday, CNN reports. The 40-year-old also left a note after hanging himself in his wardrobe.

Coroner's officer Lynda Martindill said the cause of death was asphyxia and hanging, and that a police officer called the death "nonsuspicious" at the inquest: "The coroner said a note had been found and is being looked at by the police," Martindill said.

A full post-mortem report will be available when the inquest resumes on April 28. McQueen was reportedly distraught over the death of his mother earlier this month.

[Photo: McQueen on Feb. 11. Getty Images]

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