The death of visionary designer Alexander McQueen, who was found dead at his London home on Thursday (Feb 11), sent ripples not only through the fashion industry, but the music world as well.
@MissKellyO (Kelly Osbourne): I am so sad to hear the news of Lee (Alexander) McQueen. I really just don't know what say im really in shock
@JoelMadden: RIP Alexander McQueen. You were one of the best, man. Always hoped to meet you.
@katyperry: Rest In Peace Alexander McQueen. Just woke up, so sad. â˜¹
@KatDeLuna: RIP Alexander Mcqueen your iconic style and legacy will live on.
@iamlittleboots (Little Boots): Oh my goodness just heard about Alexander mcqueen so sad I can't believe it
@theboygeorge (Boy George): Very, very sad news about Lee McQueen, he was a genius, such tragic news. R.I.P!
@Metric: Oh no! RIP Alexander McQueen.
@michellebranch: Wow. Shitty news to start the day. R.I.P. Alexander McQueen.
@EstelleDarlings (Estelle): rip. alexander mcqueen. truly creative genius. super dope. wow.
@TheRealJordin (Jordin Sparks): Oh man. RIP Alexander McQueen. :/
@djirie (DJ Irie): HOLD ON..... I just hrd a rumor that my most favorite designer in the world committed suicide??? Please tell me ths is a horrible prank.
Billy (Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins): "RIP Alexander McQueen, a beautiful soul and a genius at so many things."
Seanonolennon (Sean Lennon): "Rest In Peace Alexander McQueen. Maybe was the greatest living designer. The fashion world plunges deeper every day."
Kanyewestnews (Kanye West): "McQueen... So devastating.. He was a genius... He was so important and special.... We lost an angel! RIP McQueen"
dukespirit (The Duke Spirit): "RIP Lee x You are a true flame x"
Courtneyloveuk (Courtney Love): "Poor Lee McQueen. I really tried to help him long ago I feel really bad I found a pair of tights today and they were Lee's, I felt morbid"
Ironically, Lady Gaga, who famously wore McQueen's lobster claw shoes in her "Bad Romance" video and paid tribute by simply tweeting a photo of herself with the designer, spoke about the him on CNN this morning before the world learned of his death:
"He is on his own planet, he doesn't need to respond to trends, or what anyone else is doing. He is so pure and from within and he just generally inspires me ... and I love when I can wear his clothes and sort of synthesize for my fans what it means to me, because I want them escape through his clothes the way that I do."