Annie Lennox checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@annielennox) on Thursday (February 18), where the Eurythmics singer weighed in on the tragic death of Alexander McQueen, who hanged himself in his London home last week. Lennox writes:
I was incredibly shocked to read the newspaper headlines. It just didn’t compute. Why should a young man in the prime of his life, and the apex of his creative artistry arrive at such a violent point of exit?
We are all mysterious.. even to ourselves. Given a particular set of circumstances, we have no idea what our capabilities might be.
I just feel so sad that he arrived at such a place, and I’m left wondering what on earth prompted him to take his own life in such a way. I’m sure that’s the last thing his mother would have ever wanted.
It’s not my place to comment on a person who I never met. I’ve probably only ever been to two fashion shows in my life, which kind of lets you know how little of a “fashionista” I am, or ever was.
I just wish that “someone” could have been there to intervene, or dissuade him. And the thing is that there’s no turning back… Suicide is such a fait accomplis.
Done, dusted and forever…. and the friends, family and acquaintances’ are left holding this enormous question mark.. this painful puzzle.
It’s absolutely haunting… and I’m terribly sad about it.