As you might be aware, four-time British Designer of the Year winner Alexander McQueen passed away early this morning. Although still unconfirmed, early reports are saying he was found hanged in his London flat, just over a week after his mother's death.
There were indications of a downward spiral on his Twitter page, but it has since been deactivated. His last message on February 7th stated he had an "awful week.... and friends have been great....now i have to some how pull myself together".
Lady Gaga of course has been McQueen's greatest champion in the public eye of late, wearing his pieces in her Bad Romance music video and also at her much talked about MTV VMAs performance.
The fashion world has lost two of its brightest stars over the past three months, including rising supermodel Daul Kim just this past November. Regardless of your stature in this world, nobody has the right to abuse life. Ending your own life is the greatest disservice to humanity. 40 years on this planet is far too short. Farewell, Alexander.