February 17, 2010 / 5:23 PM / 9 years ago

Alexander McQueen hanged himself in wardrobe

Flowers from fashion designer Louise Goldin are left on the doorstep of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen the day after he was found dead in his home, in London February 12, 2010. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

LONDON (Reuters) - British fashion designer Alexander McQueen hanged himself in a wardrobe at his home in central London after leaving a note at the scene, an inquest into his death heard Wednesday.

Westminster Coroner’s Court was told the 40-year-old, whose full name was Lee Alexander McQueen, was found dead on Thursday morning at his apartment in Mayfair.

A post mortem examination found he died as a result of asphyxia and hanging.

A coroner’s officer said the inquest heard the note was being examined by police.

Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death. The inquest was adjourned to April 28.

Reporting by Stefano Ambrogi; Editing by Dominic Evans

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