Alexander McQueen Leaves $82K to Dogs

Designer wanted to ensure companions were cared for
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2011 9:23 AM CDT
Alexander McQueen's 'most treasured' possession on display in the 'My Most Treasured...' exhibition at Browns during the Private View on June 9, 2008 in London, England.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Alexander McQueen really loved his dogs. The fashion designer, who committed suicide last year, left $82,000 to be put into a trust for bull terriers Minter, Juice, and Callum, to ensure they'd be well cared-for the rest of their lives. The rest of his $26 million fortune went mostly to charities, including two animal-related causes, the Guardian reports. He also left money to family members, and bequeathed $82,000 each to his two housekeepers—one of whom found him dead.

E! notes that McQueen once said, in a 2009 article, "My dogs are the only thing in the world I really trust." The Telegraph adds that after his death, police found a book on which the designer had written, "Look after my dogs, sorry, I love you."

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