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Fashion designer Alexander McQueen dead of apparent suicide

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Tbd-alexandermcqueen021210 From the AP: Brilliant and controversial British fashion designer Alexander McQueen was found dead in his London home Thursday, his company said, after anguished Internet postings that revealed his deep sorrow at the death of his mother. The favorite of celebs like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Naomi Campbell was 40 years old.

Police said his death was not being treated as suspicious. McQueen's representatives would not confirm British media reports that he had committed suicide.

Recently posted comments on his Twitter page showed that McQueen was distraught over the Feb. 2 death of his mother. He said he wanted his mother to rest in peace "but life must go on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Using an obscenity, he added that he had had an "awful week" and said he had to "some how pull myself together and finish."

Tbd-alexandermcqueenmug021210 Little was immediately known about the circumstances surrounding his death, which came as the fashion elite was gathered in New York for a series of catwalk shows. A presentation of McQueen's secondary label, McQ, had been scheduled for Thursday's opening day of New York Fashion Week. McQueen had never been expected at the show, which was quickly canceled.

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