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Alexander McQueen's Death Confirmed as by Hanging; PPR Said to Comment on Brand's Future Tomorrow

Feb 17 2010 - 11:15am

>> This morning, a coroner's inquest confirmed [1] that Alexander McQueen, whose body was found [2] at his home in London last Thursday at 10:30 am, died of asphyxiation and hanging himself in his wardrobe.  The inquest has not yet formally ruled the death a suicide, but police said there were no suspicious circumstances.  A suicide note was found [3] in the apartment and is being examined by police.

The inquest has been adjourned to April 28, and full details of the autopsy will be available [4] in a few months.  Despite the fact that McQueen's family is now free to hold his funeral, there has been no word [5] on details, although it's rumored [6]to be very, very small, and followed by a larger March memorial. A spokeswoman for London Fashion Week said [7]an event featuring a tribute to the designer is being planned, pending approval from the McQueen family.

As for McQueen the brand, no official word yet on that either, but owner PPR has indicated [8] it will comment on the subject when it releases its 2009 figures on Thursday.

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