Alexander McQueen hanged himself, inquest told

Wednesday February 17, 2010

Fashion designer Alexander McQueen hanged himself in a wardrobe after leaving a farewell note, an inquest has been told.

The 40-year-old was found dead in his London apartment on Thursday, just days before his spring collection was due to be unveiled in Paris.

A Westminster Coroner's Court was told a post-mortem examination had said he had died due to asphyxiation and hanging.

The British icon took his own life on the eve of his mother Joyce's funeral.

As tributes continue to pour in for the world-renowned designer, Lady Gaga dedicated a song to him at Tuesday night's Brit Awards.

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