Alexander McQueen’s Final Tweets Reveal a Dark Side

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McQueen with his mother, Joyce, in 2001. Photo: William Conran/PA Wire/AP

Alexander McQueen's Twitter account has been deleted following the announcement of his death this morning. However, in the days leading up to his apparent suicide, he left some messages that may offer insight into what he was going through. The final message on his account was left on noon Tuesday:


im here with my girl annie tinkerbell wishing kerry the slag, happy birthday in NY, your 40 now girl time to slow it down we think.

McQueen was known for dark, gothic themes in his runway shows. Indeed, the skull was one of his most recognizable motifs. He was thought to have been extremely distraught following the death of his mother just last week on February 2.

On February 3 at 11:46, he tweeted:


i’m letting my followers know the my mother passed away yesterday if it she had not me nor would you RIP mumxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

And then at 11:47:


but life must go on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tweets leading up to his mother's death were disturbing. January 28 at 10:01 a.m. he posted:


Hells Angels + Prolific Demons……


February 1, 10:46 a.m.:


from heaven to hell and back again, life is a funny thing. beauty can come from the most strangest of places even the most disgusting places

February 1, 10:52 a.m.:


why people ignore the ugly things in life but within this they are missing the beauty that lies under the rotten fruit!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 3, 2:21 p.m.:


La reine Margot

February 7, 12:38 p.m.:


sunday evening been a fucking awful week but my friends have been great but now i have to some how pull myself together and finish with the

February 7, 12:40 p.m.:


HELLS ANGLES & PROLIFIC DEAMONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

McQueen's family said in a statement, "At this stage it is inappropriate to comment on this tragic news beyond saying that we are devastated."

According to Sky News, the designer was reportedly found hanged in his London apartment and police were called at 10:20 this morning. Police are not treating his death as suspicious.

Alexander McQueen's Disturbing Final Tweets [Jezebel]
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Alexander McQueen, 1969-2010