Designer Alexander McQueen commits suicide at age 40.

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News of fashion designer Alexander McQueen's death by his own hand has rocked the international fashion industry. 

According to the latest reports, his office confirmed his death, saying: 'It is a tragic loss. We are not making a comment at this time out of respect for the McQueen family.' .

McQueen was due to present his Fall 2010 collection in Paris next week. It is not known if the show will go on.

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