So it has been over a year since the tragic death of Alexander McQueen, and today the details of his will were revealed. The iconic fashion designer, who committed suicide in February 2010, left £50,000 to his beloved pet dogs, Callum, Juice and Minter, to ensure that they were fully looked after for the rest of their lives. He left a suicide note asking his family to “look after his dogs” before hanging himself in his central London flat, the day before his mothers funeral.
Family members, his favorite charities and his housekeepers also received large sums of money in the will. The designer was worth around £16,000,000 at the time of his death, and as well as bequeathing £50,000 to his beloved dogs, his housekeepers also received £50,000 each for their “long and faithful service”. McQueen’s family members each received large sums of money, that was today disclosed from his will.
Four charities, The Terence Higgins Trust, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, The London Buddhist Center and Blue Cross animal welfare charity each received £100,000. However, McQueen left the vast majority of his estate to his Sarabande charity (named after his S/S 2007 collection) with the request that some of it be put towards scholarships towards Central St Martins College of Art and Design, which he attended.