Coroner: Alexander McQueen Hung Himself

February 17, 2010 By:
Coroner: Alexander McQueen Hung Himself

Westminster Coroner's Court in London released a very detailed and graphic report about the recent death of designer Alexander McQueen. According to the coroner, McQueen died of from asphyxiation and hanging.

McQueen hung himself in a wardrobe closet at his Mayfair apartment, leaving a suicide note by his side, reports People magazine. His sister Janet McQueen discovered him.

A rep at the Alexander McQueen fashion house tells People, "There has been no date set for a memorial but we hope to know more shortly," and adds: "It will be very low-key."

Millions of fans and celebrity friends are still mourning his death. Just yesterday Lady Gaga, who was a good friend of McQueen's, dedicated her performance at the BRIT awards to the famed designer. Dressed in head-to-toe white lace, an emotional Gaga said, "And thank you to Lee McQueen."

It's so tragic that he took his own life. He will surely be missed.