Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Alexander McQueen Took Pills, Cocaine Before Committing Suicide

During an inquest into the untimely death of famed fashion designer Alexander McQueen, it was revealed that he was plagued by depression and he took a lethal dose of drugs and slit his wrists before hanging himself in a closet last February.

The Daily Mail reports: "The 40-year-old hanged himself in his wardrobe after taking a lethal cocktail of cocaine, tranquillisers and sleeping tablets, his inquest heard today. In an extraordinary scene, the fashion star was found dead in the bedroom of his £2million Mayfair home beside a single burning candle. Scattered around the room were clothes he had flung from the wardrobe as well as knives he had used earlier to slit his wrists. He had consumed enough prescription drugs and cocaine to kill him. Police later found a suicide note, which said: 'I'm sorry.' Scrawled on the back of a book called The Descent of Man by London artist, Wolfe von Lenkiewicz, he wrote: 'Look after my dogs. Sorry, I love you, Lee. P.S. Bury me at the church.'...A toxicology report showed his blood contained 2.8 milligrams of cocaine per liter. As little as 0.7 grams per liter can prove fatal. Police also found packets of a tranquilizer banned in the UK, which has been used as a date rape drug. A laptop discarded on the bed showed he had been researching suicide. The court also heard he had attempted to hang himself in the shower but it buckled under his weight. A post-mortem examination found the cause of death was asphyxia and hanging."

It was also revealed that Alexander tried to take his life before. In May 2009 and then again in July. He visited a psychiatrist who diagnosed a mixed anxiety and depressive disorder and prescribed sleeping pills and antidepressants. He finally lost all reasons to live when his mother, whom he was very close to, died in February.

There are also rumors that he may taken his life because he was HIV-positive.

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