Fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who hanged himself last year left £50,000 of his £16million fortune to his pet dogs, his will has revealed. The money is to be put into a trust to ensure his beloved pets’ upkeep for the rest of their lives.
He hanged himself after taking a cocktail of cocaine, sleeping pills and tranquillizers on February 11 last year, the day before his mother Joyce’s funeral. An inquest in April last year heard that he killed himself after struggling with depression, the pressures of his work and his mother's death.
Police found a book at the designer's flat on the back of which he had scribbled: 'Look after my dogs, sorry, I love you, Lee.'
The fashion house that bears McQueen's name remains hugely influential.
The Duchess of Cambridge's intricately decorated wedding dress, designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, received rave reviews on her big day in April and is currently on display at Buckingham Palace.