International fashion designer Alexander McQueen, whose real name is Lee, was found dead in his London home just days after his mother’s death.  He was 40 years old.  It is reported that his death is an apparent suicide.

According to Sky News, a UK media organization, McQueen was found hanged in his London flat.

Police arrived at the designer’s home at 10:20 am where he was found dead at the scene.  His body was removed from his home at 4:46 pm on a stretcher, covered in a red blanket, and loaded into a private ambulance.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

McQueen was known for being a "bad boy designer;” he built his reputation on his outrageous creations.  He was the creative director of his own label which was bought out by Gucci.

The designer had an A-list clientele including Lady Gaga, Prince Charles and Kate Winslet.

He was one of the youngest designers to achieve the title "British Designer of the Year" which he won four times between 1996 and 2003. reads, "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."

His family has asked for privacy “in order to come to terms with this terrible news and we hope the media will respect this.”

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