Alexander McQueen, a British fashion designer who committed suicide in February 2010 has left 50,000 pounds (about $82,000) in his £16 million will to his three beloved pet dogs, showed details of his will released on Tuesday.
The 40-year-old fashion designer has left the same amount to his two housekeepers Marlene and Cesar Garcia as each of his three dogs called Minter, Juice and Callum.
However, documents made public on Tuesday revealed that the fashion designer, who sent ripples across the fashion world after committing suicide last year in February has left a fortune of over 16 million pounds, the majority of which went in a trust for his Sarabande charity, which shares a name with his spring/summer 2007 collection.
McQueen’s other family member also received a large share in his will.
Charities like The Terence Higgins Trust, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, the London Buddhist Centre and animal-welfare charity Blue Cross received 40,000 pound from his will.
McQueen left 250,000 pounds each to his three sisters and two brothers, and 50,000 pounds to his godson, and each of his nieces and nephews. He also donated 100,000 pounds each to the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and the Blue Cross Animal Welfare Charity.
McQueen before committing suicide in his central London flat wrote a letter asking his family to look after his dogs.
McQueen isn’t the first celebrity to leave a fortune to pet dogs. In 2007, hotel magnate Leona Helmsley left $ 12 million to his dog, Trouble. Later a judge reduced this amount to $2 million.
McQueen, a fashion designer became successful with his provocative designs. His fortune was valued at £16,036,500, according to his will. He committed suicide by hanging himself after taking cocktails of drugs on 11 February 2010, a day before his mother's funeral.