Tributes for the designer have flooded Twitter, signalling the social medium's stronghold as the communicational tool of choice for celebrities.
Peaches Geldof was among the first celebrities to pay tribute on the social network, posting a quote from TS Eliot. At her page, she wrote: "RIP Alexander McQueen."Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."- T.S. Eliot"
Kelly Osbourne soon added her thoughts on the British designer's sudden death, writing: "i am so so sad to hear the news of Lee (Alexander) McQueen! i really just dont know what say im really in shock. i cant stop thinknig about lee i am just devastated my heart goes out to annabelle nelson who is his best friend!"
Daisy Lowe tweeted, "What a beautiful man. RIP McQueen".
Singer Estelle added: "rip. alexander mcqueen. truly creative genius. super dope. wow", followed by a host of reports elsewhere;
Tyra Banks tweeted, RIP Alexander McQueen. so so sad. such a huge loss. He was one of my favorite designers. He will be missed.
Joe Zee, Creative Director of Elle Magazine US: "R.I.P. Alexander McQueen, a kind soul and brillant [sic] creative genius. Sad and shocking. Youve touched us all"
Rachel Zoe: "I cant describe the tragic loss of such a brilliant man and designer Alexander McQueen..R.I.P xoRZ"
Robert Duffy, President of Marc Jacobs: "Cant believe Alexander McQueen is dead! Just cant believe it! Tragic loss. What a talent. Talked with him a few times. So nice. Damn it!"
Henry Holland: "In shock. So sad".More