April 29, 2010 10:35:33 am
An inquest into fashion designer Alexander McQueens death has heard that he took a cocktail of drugs and slashed his wrists before hanging himself.
The 40-year-old designer committed suicide on the eve of his mothers funeral,reports The Daily Express.
The final hours of his life were laid bare at the hearing where it was revealed that the millionaire designer first took a potentially lethal combination of cocaine,sleeping pills and tranquilizers.
He then collected a ceremonial dagger,meat cleaver and kitchen knife to end his life.
But after suffering several superficial self-inflicted wounds he used his belt to hang himself at his home in Londons Mayfair.
Recording a verdict of suicide,coroner Dr Paul Knapman ruled McQueen had killed himself while the balance of his mind was disturbed.
His family said afterwards: We will continue to make every effort to keep his memory alive.
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