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McQueen "Disturbed," On Drugs Before Suicide

McQueen "Disturbed," On Drugs Before Suicide

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Alexander McQueen had high quantities of illegal drugs in his system when he committed suicide in February, according to a coroner's report released Wednesday.

London coroner Paul Knapman's report finds the British fashion designer was "overwhelmed with grief" at his mother's death just days before and was taking cocaine, according to the BBC.

He also had anti-anxiety medication, sleeping pills, and tranquilizers in his system, which likely played a key role in his decision to kill himself at his London flat on February 11.

"[McQueen] had a history of self-harm and, no doubt fueled by cocaine, he resorted to desperate measures to end his life," Knapman wrote Wednesday, adding that "the balance of his mind was disturbed."

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