Alexander McQueen Was Loaded Up on Coke, Tranquilizers, and Sleepy Time Pills

Lee Alexander McQueen’s autopsy report is here, for the morbid and moribund, and it says the fashion designer “killed himself while the balance of his mind was disturbed,” noting he “had a history of depression and anxiety, and was grieving for his mother.” His blood contained a “significant level” of cocaine, as well as sleeping pills and tranquilizers, and his suicide note ended, “Please look after my dogs. Sorry, I love you. Lee.”

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  • the crustybastard


    Well, I’m shocked. Shocked, I tell you.

  • Xtian99

    Oh no…2 things here

    First is, as the above post makes clear, it is not shocking at all that drugs were involved. The fact that they were also helps understand in a way since drugs take away free will and reason and defenses and make people vulnerable to their demons and fears. It is easier to see how someone off their head on drugs can take their life rather than a fully coherent and sober individual choosing to do so.

    Second, WTF already? Do people not get that drugs are not the answer? Yes, they medicate for awhile, but has the whole world not seen enough of these stories to know that after that while they only bring death, destruction,and heartache for those left behind? Not judging McQueen, because his pain and lonliness must have been unbearable. But Jesus wher were those around him? So sad….RIP

  • j

    @Xtian99: It’d be nice if you didn’t blame mcqueens friends for his tragic death. Kthx

  • Andrew

    @Xtian99: Have to totally agree with J about blaming Mcqueen’s friends/relatives for his death. Suicide is an extremely selfish act and the last thing suiciders are thinking about is the impact of thier act on their family and friends. Because of this, family and friends often have absolutely no clue that death is being planned. I speak from experience unfortuanetly.


    So its true: what goes up, really does come down…. :-p

  • ycktr

    Andrew is right on. You can’t blame his friends (although they will no doubt blame themselves) – if someone is bent on completing a suicide, there is nothing you can do or say to stop it…and there will be no warning.

    Unfortunately, I too speak from experience.


  • Jeremy

    If I had that much money like he did, I would rather spend it on therapy and charity than drug. After his death, I no longer desire that glamorous lifestyle that fashion people have anymore.


    Of course he did.

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